Flashing lights on top of police patrol car

The roof of a police patrol car at night, with the blue and red lights flashing.

Neshan Johnson, 18, was arrested Sunday after allegedly committing multiple shootings throughout Denver in a stolen car, the Denver Police Department.

Johnson was arrested in connection to the shooting of a woman in her car while she drove downtown Saturday night.

Police said the shooting happened at around 10:45 p.m. near the West Colfax Avenue exit of Interstate 25. Officers found a 32-year-old woman in her car suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, including at least one to the head.

The victim is currently in the hospital in extremely critical condition, police said.

According to the arrest report, witnesses said a suspect standing next to a car fired into the victim’s vehicle six times before getting into the car and fleeing. The suspect vehicle was described as a four-door dark-colored Honda.

On the previous day, a car with the same description was involved in an altercation at a Denver McDonald's.

The arrest report said the driver of a Honda got into an argument with McDonald’s employees in the drive-thru. The passenger then got out of the car and pointed a handgun at the employees, firing three shots into the restaurant.

No injuries were reported for this shooting. 

At around midnight on Sunday, less than two hours after the woman was shot in her car, a Denver police officer saw a dark four-door Honda that matched the description of the McDonald’s suspect vehicle, the arrest report said.

The officer attempted to pull over the vehicle but it kept driving, eventually crashing into a wooden pole, fire hydrant and through a chain-link fence before stopping in the front yard of 1595 W. Byers Pl.

Three suspects ran from the vehicle and were taken into custody after a perimeter search. Officers also found two AR-15 rifles in the vehicle, the arrest report said.

The suspects were identified as Johnson and two juvenile males who cannot be named because of their age.

Witnesses identified Johnson as the driver of the Honda and one of the juveniles as the one shooting an AR-15 into the woman's vehicle Saturday, the arrest report said.

Johnson and the juvenile are being held for criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder. Johnson is also facing charges for vehicular eluding. The second juvenile was released.

The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867. Tipsters can be anonymous and are eligible for a $2,000 reward.