Woman, 26, charged with attempted murder of homeless man

An aspiring country music singer and rapper has been charged with attempted murder after shooting a homeless man who she says threatened her life during a late night row in Nashville. 

Katie Layne Quackenbush, 26, shot Gerald Melton, 54, twice during an altercation outside her Porsche SUV in Nashville's Music Row on August 26.

It was 3am and Melton, who was trying to sleep, complained to Katie and a friend who was with her that her music was too loud, according to police.

The pair had been at a nightclub and she was bringing her friend back to her own car when the argument ensued. 

Police say that after shouting at one another, Melton retreated but Quackenbush got out of her $60,000 Porsche Cayenne and fired two shots at him, wounding him in the stomach. 

Quackenbush, an aspiring country singer and rapper and mother-of-one, fled the scene afterwards to go and have breakfast at a restaurant with her friend. 

Katie Layne Quackenbusg, 26, was charged with attempted murder for shooting a homeless man twice on August 26

Gerald Melton remains in a Nashville hospital

Katie Layne Quackenbusg, 26, was charged with attempted murder for shooting Gerald Melton (right in a previous mugshot), a homeless man, twice on August 26

Melton was taken to the hospital where he remains. His condition is not known. 

The next day, after police issued an appeal to find 'two blonde women' suspected of shooting him, she handed herself in to police. Her version of events differ from the one given by police. 

According to her father Jesse, a personal injury and criminal defense attorney in Amarillo, Texas, Quackenbush feared for her life when she fired her gun. 

He said she and her friend had been at a nightclub and that his daughter was taking her friend back to her car when they saw Melton accosting another group of girls. 

He came at her and she fired what she thought was a warning shot

Jesse Quackenbush, the woman's father  

'As they pulled up, they noticed this homeless guy out ahead. 

'He was yelling and screaming at another group of girls which looked like sorority girls from the local university. 

'It seemed he was getting into a physical altercation with one of them,' Mr. Quackenbush told DailyMail.com on Tuesday. 

He claimed Melton then approached his daughter's car and started 'screaming and banging on the windows'. 

He called her a 'sand n***er w**re' and threatened to kill her if she did not turn her music down, he added. 

The 26-year-old is an aspiring singer and rapper in Nashville, Tennessee. She is seen above in images from her music videos and YouTube channels

The 26-year-old is an aspiring singer and rapper in Nashville, Tennessee. She is seen above in images from her music videos and YouTube channels

The 26-year-old is an aspiring singer and rapper in Nashville, Tennessee. She is seen above in

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