Man Charged in Marc Cohn Shooting

A man suspected of shooting Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Marc Cohn (search) in the head during an attempted carjacking was charged Tuesday with first-degree attempted murder and other counts.

Cohn, who had a hit with the song "Walking in Memphis" and won the Grammy for best new artist in 1991, was shot in the temple late Aug. 7 when a man fired into his band's van in a parking garage. He was treated at a hospital and released.

Police at the time said the bullet appeared to have been slowed by the van's windshield and by Cohn's driver and tour manager Thomas Dube, who was grazed by the bullet.

Prosecutors allege that Joseph Yacteen, 26, shot Cohn while on the run from police for a missed court appearance.

Yacteen's girlfriend, Patricia Vail, 23, was charged with allegedly helping him. She has been released on $50,000 bond. Yacteen remains in jail.

Yacteen is also accused of forcing four men out of another vehicle and fleeing. He was later found in a vacant house where he holed up for 5 1/2 hours before police forced him out with tear gas.

Yacteen would face up to 90 years in prison if convicted of all the charges against him, said district attorney's spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough.