Suspect in mall shooting charged with murder

BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — The suspect in the deadly Washington state mall shooting has been charged with five counts of first-degree murder.

Arcan Cetin made a brief appearance in Skagit County District Court on Monday. The 20-year-old was advised of the charges he faces by Judge David Svaren, who set the next hearing in the case for Oct. 26.

Bail was set at $2 million. Cetin’s public defender, Keith Tyne, made no statements.

His stepfather, David Marshall, told reporters after the hearing that Cetin “has had mental health issues that we have been working on him with.” He didn’t provide specifics.

Cetin is suspected of opening fire in a department store’s cosmetics department Friday and was arrested after a nearly 24-hour manhunt.

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