Denver (AP) A man accused of shooting grammy–award winner Marc Cohn during a car jacking attempt is behind bars after a five–and–a–half hour standoff with Denver police. Joseph William Yacteen, 26, is jailed on suspicion of attempted first–degree murder, robbery and other charges.
Police gassed the home where Yacteen was hiding, and the suspect came out with a gun. Officers then shot him with rubber bullets. Authorities say yacteen tried to stop Cohn's van in a parking garage Sunday after attempting to use a stolen credit card for a hotel bill.
Yacteen allegedly fired one bullet, grazing Cohn's driver and tour manager before striking the singer in the temple. Cohn was treated and released from a Denver hospital.
Yacteen also allegedly fired several shots while fleeing
security guards and trying to take a car from a woman. He
eventually disappeared in a stolen sport–utility vehicle.
Cohn is well–known for his hit song "Walking in Memphis," and for winning the best–new–artist grammy in 1992. He's married to A.B.C. news reporter and anchor Elizabeth Vargas, who flew to Denver to be with Cohn.
The singer has postponed Tuesday night's scheduled concert in Lawrence, Kansas. The status of other planned shows is unclear.
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