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. Arcan Çetin, 20, hung himself in his cell, according to a Skagit regional prosecutor, Doğan News Agency reported.
Local media said Cetin was awaiting a second mental-competency evaluation while being held at the Snohomish County jail.
Police say Cetin was inside the mall for less than one minute before he fled the store, leaving the.22 calibre rifle, which police say had been stolen from Cetin's stepfather, on a counter in the cosmetics department.
The Cascade Mall shooting suspect has been identified as Arcan Cetin, 20-yr-old Oak Harbor resident, according to Washington State Patrol Sgt. Mark Francis via Twitter. He encountered victim Chuck Eagan, then shot three other women, police said.
Cetin's attorney did not immediately return messages from The Associated Press. Cetin was facing aggravated first-degree murder charges, which meant that he was facing the possibility of being sentenced to death. Our heart goes out to Mr. Cetin's family. Family told KIRO 7 News that Cetin had mental health issues.
A photo from Cetin's Myspace page (L) shows him holding what appears to be a rifle. "And just spare them from looking at the videos again that were released, reliving the whole experience through the trial", said Sexton. We pray that the man repented to God before his death. Police later learned from Cetin's father that he drove a blue Chevrolet Cavalier.
"There's also a sense of honest disappointment", she said.
He said he had watched beheadings by the Islamic State group online but such terrorist actions are wrong.
The victims were Sarai Lara, 16, of Mount Vernon; Shayla Martin, 52, of Mount Vernon; Chuck Eagan, 61, of Lake Stevens; Belinda Galde, 64, of Arlington; and Galde's mother, Beatrice Dotson, 95, of Kingsport, Tennessee.