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Federal Arrest Announced As Part of Dollar General Shooting Investigation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado
Defendant charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition

DENVER – United States Attorney Jason Dunn announced that Johnny Ray McCaslin, age 49, of Arvada has been charged with being a felon in possession of firearm and ammunition.  Mr. McCaslin is scheduled to have his initial appearance in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado on Monday afternoon.

According to facts contained in the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint, evidence supporting the firearm charge was obtained as part of an investigation into a shooting at a Dollar General store in Arvada on January 26, 2021.  Mr. McCaslin was identified as a suspect in that shooting, which led to a search warrant for his residence.  During that search, investigators located two firearms and ammunition.  Mr. McCaslin has previously been convicted of felonies in the State of Colorado and is therefore prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition.

The charges in the complaint are allegations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

This matter is being investigated by the ATF and multiple law enforcement agencies.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jena Neuscheler.

Case Number:  21-mj-00015


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Updated February 1, 2021

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