Accused Washington State Mall Shooter Found Dead In Jail

Accused Washington State Mall Shooter Found Dead In Jail

Accused Washington State Mall Shooter Found Dead In Jail

The Seattle Times reports Cetin's criminal record included three domestic-violence assault charges and that a judge had told him he was not to possess a firearm.

Jail personnel found Arcan Cetin unresponsive Sunday evening and began multiple lifesaving measures, including CPR, but were unable to revive him, according to a news release from the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

Cetin had recently been transferred to the Snohomish County Jail from Skagit County Corrections at the request of his public defenders.

Cetin, 20, a Turkish-born legal USA resident, confessed to police investigators that he had brought a.22-caliber rifle into a department store at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, on September 23, 2016, and shot five people.

The Washington State Patrol released this photo of Arcan Cetin, 20, of Oak Harbor, Washington after he was arrested Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in a shooting at a Burlington mall Friday that left five people dead. Now the victims' family members say they have been robbed of justice for their loved ones.

Neither the prosecutor's office nor Cetin's attorney immediately returned messages from The Associated Press seeking confirmation of his death.

Video showed his vehicle traveling north on South Burlington Boulevard near Cascade Place.

Cetin had been charged with aggravated murder, which can bring the death penalty but had not entered pleas pending mental evaluations. We pray that the man repented to God before his death.

The 20-year-old had a history of violent behaviour toward his family and ex-girlfriend. Our heart goes out to Mr. Cetin's family.

His stepfather, David Marshall, told reporters previous year that Cetin had unspecified mental health issues that his family had been trying to address. Police later learned from Cetin's father that he drove a blue Chevrolet Cavalier.

He said he had watched beheadings by the Islamic State group online but considered such terrorist actions wrong.

Asked if ISIS had inspired the mall killings, Cetin responded, "I can't answer that", police wrote.

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