A 20-year old Muslim student named Arcan Cetin has been arrested for the Cascade Mall shooting that took place on 23rd September.
Arcan Cetin was caught entering the makeup department at the Macy’s store in the Cascade Mall with a gun. He started to open fire which killed 5 people.
Arcan Cetin Facts
According to his Facebook (which has been presently wiped clean), Cetin is originally from Adana, Turkey. He’s a graduate of Oak Harbor High School, class of 2015.
While in high school, he has been known to show perverse and violent behavior towards girls. One of his classmates, Uhlaine Finnigan told the New York Times that Cetin used to find opportunities to touch or slap the buttocks and breasts of his female classmates.
“He did that to girls of all grades at the high school including my best friend and I, regardless of the blatant disgust from the girls and being told to stop,” said Finnigan.
Arcan Cetin – A Hillary Clinton Supporter?
Even though it does not confirm anything, one of his tweets on his Twitter page suggests that he was a supporter of Hillary Clinton.
“We win I vote for Hillary Clinton,” he wrote on Twitter. In another post, he suggested Hillary Clinton and “Hitler’s Wife” to be featured on ten dollar bills.
Arcan Cetin Past Criminal Records
In addition to being arrested for DUI, Arcan Cetin also has a past record of assault charges against his step-father, reports the New York Daily News.
According to KIRO, Cetin had to attend court-mandated mental health counseling for more than half a year. He successfully completed his court order on 25th August 2016.
Arcan Cetin Ex-Girlfriend
Even though the exact motive behind the shooting is still unclear, Q13 Fox had reported that Cetin has yelled out the name of a girl before he started firing his gun.
The only connection between Cetin and the mall is his ex-girlfriend, Molly Bridges, a 22-year-old woman who previously worked at the Macy’s. No other connections between Cetin and the shooting victims have been established.
Arcan Cetin’s “Zombie-Like” Arrest
When the police tracked Cetin down, he did not resist arrest. Lt. Chris Cammock of the Oak Harbor Police Department described Cetin’s mannerism during the arrest as “kind of zombie-like”.
Lt. Michael Hawley of the Island County Sheriff’s Office was the one who located Cetin. After receiving a tip of his possible whereabouts, Hawley just found the accused walking down the street.
There were 5 victims in total – 4 females and a male. The first one to get identified was 16-year old cancer survivor Sarai Lara, a student at Mount Vernon High School.
52-year-old Shayla Martin, who was a behind the counter makeup saleswoman at Macy’s was also killed on the spot. The third and fourth victims are Belinda Glade, a probation officer, and her 95-year-old mother Beatrice Dotson.
According to WND, the last and the only male victim was Chuck Eagan, a Boeing maintenance worker.
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