>> The suspect in the fatal attack on a shopping mall in Washington state appearing in court Monday as authorities continue to investigate what motivated 20-year-old Arcan Cetin to open fire in the cosmetic section of a Macy's department store late last week.>> I don't know what his motivations were.
I don't know what his motivations was to do this. I don't know what his motivations was to continue. I don't know what his motivations was to stop.>> After a 20-hour manhunt, Cetin was taken into custody late Saturday about 30 miles away from the Cascade Mall in Burlington where the shooting took place.
Five people were killed in the attack. The victims reportedly included a 16-year-old cancer survivor and a senior citizen, 90 plus years old. Authorities say there's no evidence the shooting was an act of terrorism, but they have not ruled out the possibility. They say Cetin was born in Turkey and was in the United States as a legal, permanent resident.
But according to local media he did have a criminal record, including three domestic violence charges against his stepfather and a drunk driving arrest. In December, a judge reportedly barred him from possessing a firearm. Police also have reports Cetin's exgirlfriend worked at the Macy's, and are looking into any possible connection.
The attack comes after a series of similar incidents across the US, including the stabbing of nine people, none of whom died, at a mall in Minnesota earlier this month, and a shooting outside a shopping center in Houston early on Monday.