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.