WA Man Admits Mall Killings, Had Mental Health Issues

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Arcan Cetin admitted committing five killings in a Burlington, Wa., Macy’s department store last Friday night. He used a Ruger .22-caliber rifle with a 25-round magazine, reports the Seattle Times. His stepfather, David Marshall, said Cetin has battled mental-health issues. Skagit County Prosecuting Attorney Rich Weyrich said he did not know a motive for the shootings.

After nearly a year of increasingly troubling and inexplicable behavior, Cetin offered his family a glimmer of hope in April when a counselor wrote: “Arcan is in the Preparation stage of change, he now realizes that he has a problem and wants to make a change.” The counselor noted that Cetin had two jobs, worked out regularly at a gym and claimed he had not used alcohol or marijuana in three months. “Arcan is living alone at this time and needs support,” the counselor wrote.

 

 

 

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