SEATTLE - Records obtained by the KING 5 Investigators showed a Kirkland mental health facility tried to involuntarily commit the suspected Cascade Mall shooter last year.
Records show the doctors at Fairfax Hospital told a King County judge they were gravely concerned about Arcan Cetin.
In documents filed with Island County District probation officers, a doctor checked a box indicating he was worried Cetin would harm himself.
A separate box indicating Cetin might harm others was not checked. It is unclear from these records whether or not Cetin was involuntarily admitted to the hospital.
Records also show that Cetin was diagnosed with autism, depression, and ADHD. He was receiving medicine like Prozac for his illnesses in the months before the shooting.
The KING 5 Investigators are reviewing hundreds of pages of documents and will report more as it becomes available.
Cetin confessed to the shooting deaths of five people at a mall in Burlington last Friday, according to newly released court documents.
Cetin is charged with five counts of premeditated first-degree murder. He made his first appearance before the judge Monday morning in a courtroom that was overflowing with onlookers.
“Just wrong that she had to die. God got another angel,” said Justin Smith, classmate of Sarai Lara, one of the shooting victims. Smith and his friends came to court wearing purple and blue, in honor of their friend.
“The only thing we would like to say at this time is that we’re both totally devastated by what happened. We are torn up, we’re hurt," said David Marshall, Cetin's stepfather, outside the courthouse. “Arcan has had mental health issues that we have been trying to work on with him. That’s all I can say.”
Cetin's mother, Hattice Marshall, cried on her husband's shoulder as he spoke.
Cetin is being held on $2 million bail.
Court documents show Cetin’s mother confirmed to detectives it was her son seen in surveillance photos from the Cascade Mall the night of the shooting.
The documents say Cetin recently had a falling out with his stepfather. His stepfather also told detectives that he was missing his Ruger rifle and his .22 ammunition. Police say that was the same rifle used in the shooting.
Cetin’s stepfather told detectives he had not seen his son since dinner Friday and that Cetin was supposed to be at work that night.
Cetin was arrested Saturday in Oak Harbor. Detectives obtained information that he worked at a gym there and several employees identified him.