BURLINGTON, Wash. (CBSMiami/AP) — The 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 and vehicle connected to Cetin, and interviewing relatives. Though, they don’t yet know who is on the apartment lease or how long Cetin may have lived there.
Cetin was arrested Saturday evening.
The 20-year-old suspect said nothing and appeared “zombie-like” nearly 24 hours into the intense manhunt, authorities said.
Island County Sheriff’s Lt. Mike Hawley said he spotted Arcan Cetin from a patrol car in Oak Harbor and immediately recognized him.
Hawley said at a news conference they had received information that Cetin 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.