Washington State Police Arrest Gunman in Burlington Mall Shooting
State authorities say they have taken a suspect into custody in connection with Saturday’s deadly shooting of five people, almost 24 hours after the gunman opened fire in a Macy’s store in a crowded mall of small-town Burlington, Wash.
Police identified the man as 20-year-old Arcan Cetin from Oak Harbor, Wash., where he was apprehended, about 30 miles west of the crime scene.
As NPR’s Merrit Kennedy reported on Saturday morning, police believe he acted alone. The Skagit County Department of Emergency Management released a grainy image from security camera footage, that shows an unarmed suspect. Police Lt. Chris Cammock said the suspect walked into the mall without a weapon — and “about 10 minutes later, entered Macy’s with a rifle.”