NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — The jury has announced a verdict in trial for a woman who shot a homeless man on Music Row in 2017.
Katie Quackenbush was found guilty of reckless endangerment. She was originally charged with attempted first degree murder.
Quackenbush has now been convicted of shooting Gerald Melton twice after an argument about loud music coming from her SUV and exhaust fumes.
She said she was taking her friend to her car when the argument started. Both have made contradicting statements in court.
Katie Quackenbush took the stand in her own defense Tuesday. She claimed it was self-defense.
A recording of Melton’s account was played in the courtroom as well.
Neither of them called 911 after the shooting. It was bystanders who made that call.
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