Mall shooting suspect faces 5 counts of first-degree murder
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.