Ajla Zekan was arrested on Feb. 8, 2020, in connection with the stabbing and carjacking of a cab driver in Jefferson County. Photo courtesy of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department

Colorado, USA — A Jefferson County woman was arrested last week after allegedly stabbing a taxi driver 11 times and then stealing his cab.

According to police, 21-year-old Ajla Zekan went shopping inside Dierberg’s on Tesson Ferry Road. After a few moments, a United Co cab appeared and picked up the woman where she seated at the back seat.

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Furthermore, the woman reportedly asked the driver to take her to a location on Windemere Drive in Imperial. However, when the cab got to Windemere Drive and Ferris Court, she allegedly stabbed the driver “without notice” about 11 times with a knife approximately 4 to 6 inches long.

The driver ran from the cab to get help, while Zekan climbed into the driver’s seat and fled the scene.

The taxi was later found abandoned near Telegraph and Forder roads in St. Louis County, about 10 miles north of the stabbing scene.

Meanwhile, Capt. Gary Higginbotham said a possible motivation was a dispute over the fare. Furthermore, investigators reveal that Zekan is currently homeless.

The 48-year-old driver suffered serious injuries to his face, hand, chest, shoulder, and lower torso.

Police apprehended the suspect during a traffic stop last Saturday. The Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged her first-degree assault, armed criminal action and first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle. Furthermore, Zekan is currently under $500,000 bail.

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