Police release identity of Clackamas mall gunman

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CLACKAMAS, OR - DECEMBER 11: Law enforcement work outside the Clackamas Town Center mall after a shooting on December 11, 2012 in Clackamas, Oregon. According to reports, two victims and the gunman are dead after emergency dispatchers received reports that a shooting had occurred and a man was seen with an assault rifle near the mall's food court around 3:29 p.m. (Photo by Craig Mitchelldyer/Getty Images)

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by Frank Mungeam, KGW.com Staff

KTVB.COM

Posted on December 12, 2012 at 2:13 PM

Updated Saturday, Oct 26 at 6:07 AM

PORTLAND -- The gunman in a deadly attack Tuesday afternoon at Clackamas Town Center mall has been identified as 22-year-old Jacob Tyler Roberts.

According to police, Roberts entered the mall wearing a load-bearing vest and a hockey-style mask, armed with an AR-15 semi-automatic weapon. Police are not sure how many shots Roberts fired but say they believe he was carrying several fully loaded magazines.

Multiple calls came in to police at 3:29 p.m. Tuesday of an active shooter at the mall. Police say the shooter parked his 1996 VW Jetta near the entrance to the Macy's story, and entered the mall moving rapidly toward the food cart area. He shot two victims who died from their wounds.

Police say Jacobs stole the AR-15 rifle from someone known to him. It appears the suspect's rifle did jam while he was attacking victims in the food court area but he was able to get the weapon working again.

Police said they believe the shooter worked alone and there was no indication of any motive for the shooting. He had no previous criminal record.

Roberts died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said.

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