Mall shoot­ing sus­pect faces 5 counts of first-de­gree mur­der

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - NATION+WORLD -

The man ac­cused of killing five peo­ple at Macy’s store in a Wash­ing­ton state shop­ping mall be­fore lead­ing author­i­ties on a nearly 24-hour man­hunt was charged Mon­day with five counts of first-de­gree mur­der.

Ar­can Cetin, 20, made a brief ap­pear­ance in Sk­agit County Dis­trict Court and his bail was set at $2 mil­lion.

Court doc­u­ments re­leased be­fore the hear­ing said Cetin con­fessed to the slay­ings af­ter his ar­rest, telling de­tec­tives that “he did bring the ri­fle into Macy’s and shot all 5 vic­tims.”

Cetin was ar­rested Satur­day, a day af­ter the gun­man opened fire in the de­part­ment store’s cos­met­ics de­part­ment, killing a man, a teenage girl and three women.

His step­fa­ther said af­ter Mon­day’s court ap­pear­ance that Cetin had un­spec­i­fied men­tal health prob­lems.

“The only thing that we want to say at this time is that we both are to­tally dev­as­tated by what hap­pened,” said David Mar­shall, who at­tended the hear­ing with Cetin’s mother.

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