Suspect in AdCo Dollar General shooting is arrested after SWAT standoff

Adams County dollar general shooting
Posted at 4:05 PM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-29 18:50:16-05

ARVADA, Colo. — A man accused in the shooting at a Dollar General store in Adams County earlier this week was arrested Wednesday night after a SWAT standoff in Arvada, police said.

Johnny McCaslin, 48, was taken into a custody after a standoff in the 6100 block of Olde Wadsworth.

Jefferson County and Denver SWAT teams helped make the arrest.

Police said McCaslin was wanted in a shooting that happened Tuesday morning at a Dollar General near West 53rd Place and Sheridan Boulevard in Adams County. Two victims were checking out at the counter when they were shot.

Two suspects had entered the store together, authorities said. The woman made a purchase at the register and as the two exited the store, the male suspect turned around and shot two of the customers multiple times before both left the area in a black BMW with tinted windows, according to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.

The victims were both treated at the scene and taken to a nearby hospital with what appeared to be non-life-threatening injuries, the sheriff's office said.

Police did not say whether the woman allegedly involved in the shooting has been arrested yet.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office said Friday that charges were being forwarded to the district attorney’s office for consideration in regard to McCaslin’s alleged shooting at the Dollar General, including two counts of attempted first-degree murder and two counts of first-degree assault.

The sheriff’s office said McCaslin was being held in the Denver jail “pending further court proceedings” and said the investigation was ongoing Friday and could lead to additional people being charged.