BURLINGTON, Wash. — The Latest on a deadly mall shooting in Washington state (all times local):
A neighbor and high school acquaintance of the suspect in the deadly Washington state mall shooting says he was “creepy, rude and obnoxious.”
Amber Cathey, 21, lives in an apartment in Oak Harbor, Washington, next to the apartment where 20-year-old Arcan Cetin lived and told The Associated Press she was so frightened by him that she complained to apartment management and kept a Taser by her front door.
She says she tried avoid him by walking the long way around to her apartment if she saw his car in parking lot.
Cathey says she blocked him on Snapchat after he sent her a photo of his crotch.
The two went to high school together, where Cathey says Cetin displayed “socially inept” behavior.
Cetin was arrested Saturday following the shootings Friday in Burlington, Washington, that left five dead.
Social media accounts apparently belonging to Arcan Cetin, the suspect in the Washington state mall shootings that left five dead, show he had a fondness for the military and video games.
A Twitter account shows, among other things, various selfies, throwback photos of the 20-year-old in younger years, that he once participated in paint ball and that he “can’t wait for Halo 5,” the popular first-person shooter video game.
He also Tweeted “Shout out to the ROTC peeps.” A Facebook account showed he liked military-related sites.
Oak Harbor, where Cetin lived, is a city of 22,000. Many military families make their home in the city as Naval Air Station Whidbey Island is nearby. Oak Harbor is about 30 miles west of Burlington, where the Friday shootings happened.
Authorities are searching an apartment connected to the suspect of the deadly Washington state mall shootings and interviewing relatives.
Washington State Patrol Sgt. Mark Francis said Sunday morning in addition to going through the Oak Harbor residence tied to 20-year-old Arcan Cetin investigators are searching his vehicle.
Francis said authorities don’t yet know who is on the apartment lease or how long Cetin may have lived there.
Cetin was arrested Saturday evening in Oak Harbor.
Authorities say a gunman opened fire at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, Friday night, killing four females and a male before fleeing.
Authorities say one of the five victims in the deadly Washington state mall shooting was a probation officer.
The Snohomish County District Court in a statement identified Belinda Galde as an employee with the court since 1989.
The statement says the 64-year-old Galde “was an amazingly kind and caring individual” who helped thousands of probationers find a better way to live.
Police arrested 20-year-old Arcan Cetin on Saturday following Friday’s shooting at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, north of Seattle, that left five people dead.
The 20-year-old suspect in the deadly Washington state mall shooting said nothing and appeared “zombie-like” when he was arrested by authorities nearly 24 hours into an intense manhunt, authorities said.
Island County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Hawley said he spotted Arcan Cetin from a patrol car Saturday evening in Oak Harbor, Washington, and immediately recognized him as the suspect who killed five people at the Cascade Mall in nearby Burlington.
Hawley said at a news conference they had received information that Cetin, of Oak Harbor, was in the area. Cetin, who immigrated to the U.S. from Turkey, is a legal permanent resident who has been living in Oak Harbor, authorities said. He had been arrested once before in the county for assault, Hawley said.