SEATTLE (CBS) — The man accused of shooting and killing five people in a Washington state shopping mall appeared in court Monday morning, and was charged with five counts of first degree murder.
20-year-old Arcan Cetin confessed to police, the Associated Press reports, but did not make his motive clear.
Bail for Cetin was set at $2 million.
Cetin is accused in the shooting deaths of five people — four women and one man — at a Macy’s department store at Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington on September 23. The four female victims died at the scene and the male victim was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he later died.
A 24-hour manhunt followed, during which authorities released a surveillance video image of the shooter and asked for tips from the public. Detectives received more than 250 tips, and followed up on 85 percent. One lead identified Cetin as a person of interest, and police became more convinced he was the suspect as more evidence was uncovered. At 6:30 p.m. on September 24, officers arrested Cetin after spotting him walking on a sidewalk in Oak Harbor, Washington.