Suspect Arrested in Washington Mall Shooting, His Background Is Different Than Initially Reported

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Sep 25, 2016 9:45 AM
Suspect Arrested in Washington Mall Shooting, His Background Is Different Than Initially Reported
After an hours-long manhunt, police have arrested Arcan Cetin, 20, of Oak Harbor, Washington, suspected to be the shooter in Friday night's rampage in Cascade Mall that left five people dead. It appears Cetin is not Hispanic as authorities initially reported.

Police said the suspect appeared to be a Hispanic male in his late teens to mid-20s with a close-shaved haircut. He used a long gun similar to a hunting rifle, Francis said.

However, according to the Cetin’s father’s Facebook page, Cetin was born in Turkey. His father met and married Cetin’s mother in Turkey and the family settled in Oak Harbor, according to the Facebook page.

The police said they intend to find out his motivations.

One of the people the murderer killed was a 16-year-old cancer survivor.