Suspect Arrested in Marc Cohn Shooting

August 9 2005, 2:03 PM

Following a standoff that lasted more than five hours, police have arrested the man suspected of shooting Grammy Award-winning singer Marc Cohn in Denver.

Joseph William Yacteen, 26, is being held on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, robbery and other charges after police say he went on a carjacking spree Sunday night. Police say during that spree, Yacteen shot at a van downtown in which Cohn and his road manager were riding. Cohn, famous for his hit song "Walking in Memphis," had just performed at a sold-out concert at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Joseph Yacteen is being helding on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder, robbery and a slew of other charges in connection with three attempted carjackings. By Monday evening, officers had cornered the shooting suspect at a vacant home near 27th Avenue and Josephine Street. At about 6 p.m., officers used reverse 911 to notify residents in that area of what was going on. Officers then set up a perimeter around the neighborhood, shot out the street lights and even had dogs at the scene hoping to bring Yacteen in. Officers shot him with rubber bullets to finally take him into custody at about 11:30 p.m.