Cascade mall shooter may face death penalty for killing five people
Arcan Cetin is facing upped charges of aggravated murder for gunning down five people at a Washington mall in September.
BURLINGTON, WASHINGTON — Charges against a 20-year-old man who gunned down shoppers at a Washington mall in have just been upped, which means he could be facing certain death.
KIRO 7 reports that at 6:52 p.m. on Sept 23, Arcan Cetin walked into a Macy’s inside Cascade Mall in Burlington with a Ruger 22-caliber rifle.
CCTV cameras in the store recorded him randomly gunning people down in cold blood.
The shooter killed a teen near some clothing racks, before running after and shooting down an adult male. He fired at a woman hiding behind the cosmetics counter, before shooting two more nearby in quick succession. Cetin then set his weapon on the counter and made his escape.
Five people with ages ranging from 16 to 95 were killed in the one-minute shooting rampage.
Cetin was apprehended by police 30 hours later, and admitted to his crime.
According to court documents, he was initially charged with first-degree premeditated murder, but is now facing five counts of aggravated murder — each punishable by either life without parole or the death penalty.
Cetin had reportedly stolen the rifle from his stepfather. WASHINGTON STATE PATROL
It’s not clear what Cetin’s motive was for the shooting, though the 20-year-old is an avid Call of Duty player. TWITTER @ARCANCETIN
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