The Latest: Documents: Mall shooting suspect confessed

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Posted: Sep 26, 2016 1:50 PM
The Latest:  Documents: Mall shooting suspect confessed

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a deadly mall shooting in Washington state (all times local):

10:33 a.m.

Authorities say the suspect in the deadly Washington mall shooting has confessed.

According to court documents released Monday by the Skagit County Superior Court, Arcan Cetin told detectives who interviewed him that "he did bring the rifle into Macy's and shot all 5 victims."

The 20-year-old Cetin was arrested Saturday evening after a nearly 24-hour manhunt following the slayings at the Cascade Mall in Burlington.

Cetin, who faces five charges of premeditated murder, will be making an initial court appearance late Monday morning. Authorities are asking that he be held on a $2 million bond.

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10:16 a.m.

Authorities say the gunman in a deadly Washington state mall shooting removed a rifle from the trunk of his car, entered a Macy's store and shot all five victims in about one minute.

According to documents released by the Skagit County Superior Court, Arcan Cetin shot a teen victim Friday evening near some clothing racks.

Then he walked to the cosmetics counter where "he encountered and shot the adult male victim, then shot three adult female victims."

After shooting the five people, Cetin placed his Ruger rifle with a 25-round magazine on top of a cosmetics counter, left the store, entered a vehicle and fled the Cascade Mall in Burlington.

Cetin, 20, was apprehended Saturday evening after a nearly 24-hour manhunt.

He was scheduled to make his first court appearance Monday morning and faces five charges of premeditated murder.

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11:11 p.m.

The 20-year-old man suspected of killing five people with a rifle at a Macy's makeup counter in Washington state is scheduled to make his first court appearance.

Arcan Cetin, who was arrested Saturday evening after a nearly 24-hour manhunt, was due to appear Monday in Skagit County Superior Court in Mount Vernon, Washington.

Authorities say the gunman in the attack at the Cascade Mall in nearby Burlington opened fire in the department store's cosmetics department Friday night, killing a man and four females ranging from a teenager to a senior citizen. The killer then fled.

Cetin had a string of run-ins with the law in recent years, including charges he assaulted his stepfather. A neighbor described him as "creepy, rude and obnoxious."