Oregon Mall Shooting: Gunman Identified As Jacob Tyler Roberts
Clackamas, OR – Jacob Tyler Roberts, 22, has been identified as the Oregon mall shooter by the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office. The suspected shooter was reportedly using an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle that he allegedly stole from a friend, according to Gawker.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, two shopping mall patrons were killed in the shooting rampage. Law enforcement officials identified the two people killed inside the Clackamas Town Center as Steve Forsyth, 45, of West Linn and Cindy Ann Yule, 54, of Portland.
Shooting victim Kristina Shevchenko reportedly remains in serious condition at a local hospital. Shevchenko was able to work her way inside the REI store after being wounded and met up with deputies who secured her safety.
Macy’s staffer Austin Patty, 20, stated that the gunman shouted, “I am the shooter,” before rapidly firing a series of shot in short succession. Christmas music was playing inside the Clackamas Mall as terrified shoppers ran for cover. Jacob Roberts reportedly took his own life before law enforcement officers could reach him and take him into custody.
The Atlantic Wire found the Facebook page of Jake Roberts from Oregon that allegedly belongs to the Clackamas Mall shooter. Details on the social networking profile note that the page owner likes shooting, Dexter, and does not read. The Jake Roberts’ Facebook page also states that the user is a student at Clackamas Community College. The “About Me” section states that the 22-year-old Facebook user jokingly refers to himself as an alcoholic, believes that he is funny, and works at a gyro shop.
A motive for the Oregon mall shooting remains unknown. The investigation into the tragedy is ongoing.