Suspect in mall mass shooting dies in cell, an apparent suicide
SEATTLE | A man charged with killing five people at a mall in Washington
state in September was found dead in his jail cell in an apparent suicide, authorities said Monday.
Arcan Cetin, 20, was discovered hanging Sunday evening, said Rosemary Kaholokula, chief criminal deputy prosecutor for Skagit County. He was being held in neighboring Snohomish County awaiting the results of a mental competency evaluation.
Investigators say Cetin shot a teenage girl, a man and three women in a department store at Cascade Mall in Burlington. Authorities captured him about 30 hours later and said he confessed but did not explain why he did it.