Shooting and carjacking suspect Alejandro Noel surrenders to Denver Police

DENVER - Denver police say Alejandro Noel, the suspect in a shooting and a series of carjackings on Monday, has turned himself in.

Police tweeted that he surrendered around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Late Monday night, police identified the 19-year-old as the suspect in the series of crimes.

Police said the one-man crime wave began about 4:45 p.m. when Noel allegedly shot a man who was sitting in a silver sport utility vehicle in the 1400 block of Newton Street.

That man was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

Police initially thought a 12-year-old boy was grazed by a bullet during the shooting, but the child was not hurt, Warneke said.

"I just thought it was firecrackers," said a neighbor who did not want to be identified. "Firecrackers or gunshots, and that's unusual. The middle of the day? Come on."

After the shooting, police say Noel crashed a van and carjacked a vehicle in the 1500 block of Meade. The gunman then carjacked a U.S. Postal Service truck at West 24th Avenue and Julian Street, a police officer at that scene told 7NEWS. The postal worker was not harmed, police said.

Noel next jumped from the postal truck at West 29th Avenue and Irving Street and ordered a male driver out of his red Chevy Cobalt at gunpoint and drove off in that car, witnesses told 7NEWS reporter Marshall Zelinger.

"He yelled, he told him, 'Get the 'F' out of the car now,'" said witness Rick Lanford. "He had a gun to his head, so evidently he had to get out instead of getting shot."

Police said Noel eventually ditched the Chevy Cobalt and was last seen on foot in the area of West 44th Aveue and Quitman Street.

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