Arcan Cetin, a 20-year-old man has been identified as the active shooter responsible for killing five people at a Macy’s in Burlington, Washington mall.  Based on the surveillance footage, the active shooter was initially identified as a possible Hispanic male, however, he was born in Turkey and immigrated with his family when he was a child. He has been arrested and charged with five counts of murder.

Mount Vernon Police Lt. Chris Cammock said Cetin had immigrated to the U.S. from Turkey and was a “legal permanent resident.” It was not immediately clear when Cetin came to the U.S. – Fox News

Washington State Department of Licensing
Washington State Department of Licensing
Screenshot of his Facebook page

According to multiple classmates, he had a difficult time making friends and he often had inappropriate and vulgar behavior.

Austin Hendrix, 19, who now lives in Seattle, graduated from Oak Harbor High School with Cetin in 2015. He described Cetin as being “that kid who wasn’t afraid to say something offensive or vulgar.

“In high school he started harassing kids and not being a nice person, so I disassociated with him,” Hendrix said. “He would grope women in high school and middle school.”

The New York Times quoted former classmate Uhlaine Finnigan, 19, of Port Angeles, Wash, who called Cetin “sexist” and said he would touch girls on their buttocks, “either slapping or grabbing them.”

Dakota Powers, another 2015 Oak Harbor graduate, described him as “a bit isolated during the high-school years,” and in conversations he regularly talked about girls and rejection.

Powers said Cetin participated in a junior Reserve Officers Training Corps program and was interested in the military, but didn’t like the power structure or taking orders.”- Seattle Times