Washington police said they nabbed their "zombie like" mall shooter during Saturday night's surprise takedown and arrest.
Two patrolmen in the Oak Harbor district already engaged in a statewide manhunt for 20-year-old Arcan Cetin unexpectedly spotted a youth who very much resembled the suspect and "hit" their brakes.
"We both jumped out with our guns and he just froze," one of Cetin's arresting officers told the Associated Press.
Officials were alerted that the Turkish-born gunman was still at large in the area of the Cascade Mall where, just a day earlier, he had gunned down a handful of customers standing at Macy's makeup counter.
The Chicago Tribune is reporting at this hour that all of those victims have now succumbed to their injuries.
A motive for the carnage Arcan Cetin coolly staged inside the busy shopping center in Burlington Washington on Friday evening is still "under investigation."
However, according to the Seattle Times, the accused mass murderer has a history of domestic violence and at least one arrest for drunk driving.
Witnesses of this weekend's latest public shooting incident said Cetin walked into the crowded Macy's store "dressed in black" and wielding a long rifle slightly before 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
He then exited the shopping complex, heading on foot for the nearby interstate, still armed and leaving behind five people in pools of their own blood.
Four female victims of the massacre -- one a veteran parole officer -- were found dead at the scene of multiple gunshot wounds. The fifth, an unidentified man, died in hospital several hours later.
The zombie mall shooter has not been charged yet, but is expected to appear in court for that purpose as early as tomorrow morning.