Washington mall shooter captured

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BURLINGTON, Wash. (CNN) — Police have confirmed that they have the shooting suspect in custody. Authorities say the captured suspect in the deadly Washington state mall shooting is 20-year-old Arcan Cetin.

Washington State Patrol Sgt. Mark Francis said via Twitter that Cetin was a resident of Oak Harbor, Washington. Authorities say the suspect in the deadly Washington state mall shooting said nothing when he was apprehended and was “zombie-like.”

Island County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Hawley said he spotted 20-year-old Arcan Cetin Saturday evening in Oak Harbor, Washington, from a patrol car and immediately recognized him as the suspect.

Authorities say the suspect in the deadly Washington mall shooting had a previous arrest for simple assault and had immigrated from Turkey.

At a news conference Saturday night, Lt. Chris Cammock of the Mount Vernon Police Department said 20-year-old Arcan Cetin was a “legal, permanent resident of the United States.”

Five people were killed in a shooting at a mall in Burlington, Washington, on Friday night, a spokesman for the state patrol tweeted.

The Cascade Mall is an enclosed shopping mall in Burlington, Washington that opened in 1990, according to the mall’s website. It features J.C. Penney, TJ Maxx, and Macy’s stores, among other stores, restaurants, and a movie theater.
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