Washington mall gunman denied firearm

(KING) — A Washington gun store clerk says he refused to sell a handgun to Arcan Cetin just hours before the deadly shooting at Cascade Mall.

“He seemed off from the moment he walked in,” said gun store clerk Aaron Wilson.

Wilson says Arcan Cetin asked if the store “sells .45’s and stuff,” referring to the caliber of the weapon he wanted.

Cetin is accused of killing five people at Cascade Mall in Burlington Friday night around 7 p.m. using a .22 Ruger hunting rifle and 25-round ammunition magazine that he stole from his stepfather.

It’s unclear if he stole the gun from his father’s house in Oak Harbor before or after he learned he could not purchase a weapon from the dealer.

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