The suspect in a shooting that killed five people in a peaceful Washington State mall has been arrested.
Apparently he had made it some 30 miles away from the Cascade Mall, where he opened for on a crowd in side Macy’s before fleeing on foot and prompting a massive manhunt. Fox News is reporting that an Island County Sheriff’s lieutenant had spotted the man walking and made an arrest without incident.
More from Fox:
At a news conference, officials said they had not ruled out any possible motives for why 20-year-old Arcan Cetin allegedly shot four women and one man at the Cascade Mall in Burlington Friday evening.
Island County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Hawley told reporters that he spotted Cetin near the suspect’s home in Oak Harbor, around 30 miles due west of the mall. Hawley said he immediately recognized Cetin as the suspect, turned his patrol car around and arrested Cetin without incident.
“He said nothing,” said Hawley, who added that Cetin was unarmed and carrying a computer in a satchel when he was apprehended. “He was kind of zombie-like.”
Mount Vernon Police Lt. Chris Cammock said Cetin had immigrated to the U.S. from Turkey and was a “legal permanent resident.” It was not immediately clear when Cetin came to the U.S.
Hawley said Cetin had been arrested for simple assault last year, but provided no further details on the case. The Seattle Times reported that Cetin faced three domestic violence assault charges in both Burlington and Island County, with the victim identified as Cetin’s stepfather. The newspaper reports Cetin also was arrested for drunken driving.
Court records show Cetin was told by a judge on Dec. 29 that he was not to possess a firearm, the newspaper reported.
Interestingly enough, or not at all, the media immediately tried to lay this shooting at the feet of the Latino community in America. Initial reports did everything they could to distract from the shooter possibly being Muslim, and some media outlets even said he looked like a “Hispanic” male, but as it would turn out he’s yet another assailant from an Islamic nation.
The FBI is saying the shootings don’t appear to be terror-related, and it seems as if the media is already working up the story that he was a troubled individual. Whether or not it was remains to be seen; however, his story is similar to those of the last two radical Muslims that attacked our nation – becoming legalized after immigrating from the Middle East – so it really wouldn’t be a shock to learn he was an ISIS sympathizer or something along those lines.
Another similarity he shares with terror suspects in the past is he appears to be a Democrat. In fact, a Twitter post from him states that he intends on voting for none other than Hillary Clinton.
We win I vote for Hillary Clinton
— Arcan (@ArcanCetin) January 18, 2015
Why is it the Democrat Party seems to attract society’s finest?