Washington mall shooting leaves five dead
Police have arrested the gunman who killed five people at a mall in Burlington, Washington on Friday, Sept. 24.
20-year-old Arcan Cetin, who is believed to have been armed with a rifle, walked into the Cascade Mall and opened fire upon four women in the cosmetics section of a Macy’s. A male victim was also critically injured and rushed to the hospital where he later died.
The shooting occurred at 7:45 p.m. Friday night and the mall was evacuated shortly afterward as police conducted a full sweep of the area.
Cetin was arrested at 6:30 p.m. the following day after being spotted by an Island County Police officer on patrol.
According to NBC News, Mount Vernon police lieu- tenant Chris Cammock held a press conference on Saturday evening stating the motive for the shooting is still under investigation and that the possibility of terrorist motives are not yet ruled out.
Oklahoma Officer faces manslaughter charges
Tulsa police officer Betty Shelby has been charged with manslaughter after shooting Terence Crutcher on Friday, Sept. 16.
Shelby was captured on camera shooting an unarmed Crutcher after being called to the scene of a broken down SUV in the middle of the road. Crutcher had his hands up and was on the side of the SUV when he was shot.
Crutcher was unresponsive to police commands, but did approach the officers and try to escape. Shelby claimed that Crutcher was behaving as though he was under the influence of PCP, and officers claim a vial of the drug was found in Crutcher’s car.
The criminal complaint against Shelby stated that “fear resulted in her unreasonable actions, which led her to shooting Cretcher,” according to CNN.
A charge of first degree manslaughter in Oklahoma carries a possible sentence of four years to life in prison if found guilty.
Shootings, hit and run near UIUC campus kill one, injure 5
Two shootings near the campus of University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign have left one dead and 6 others injured on the morning of Sunday, Sept. 25.
Police have reason to believe that the first shooting was the result of an argument at a house party on Green Street, just outside the University’s campus. At least one of the suspected shooters is still at large.
Police arrived at the scene of the shooting shortly after midnight, discovering four people wounded. A fifth person, later identified as George Korchev was injured after attempting to flee the scene of the shooting and was hit by a car. The car then fled the scene.
Korchev, who was simply passing by when the shooting happened, died as a result of his injuries.
Another shooting followed on nearby State St. at around 1 a.m. Police arrived finding another gunshot victim, but according to CBS News his wounds were described as not serious.