Police ID Oregon Mall Shooter
But don't know motive of Jacob Tyler Roberts, 22
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 12, 2012 12:49 PM CST
Leslie King, right and Tenille Beseda place flowers Wednesday at the entrance of Clackamas Town Center Mall in Clackamas, Ore.   (AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)

(Newser) – Police have identified the gunman in yesterday's mall shooting near Portland, Oregon, as 22-year-old Jacob Tyler Roberts, reports the AP. They say they still don't know what prompted Roberts to don a mask and open fire with a semiautomatic rifle but say he acted alone. He had no "significant" criminal history. Authorities identified the two people he killed as Cindy Yuille, 54, and Steven Forsyth, 45. Another woman, Kristina Shevchenko, is in serious condition. Police say Roberts killed himself.

He apparently fired at random inside the mall, hoping to kill as many people as possible, authorities say. The toll could have been higher, but his rifle—which was stolen earlier in the day—jammed at one point. "This could have been much, much worse," said the Clackamas County sheriff. One witness says Roberts declared, "I am the shooter" before the rampage began.

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GeorgeWells
Dec 12, 2012 4:18 PM CST
He looks about as White as George Zimmerman. The US Founders never would have imagined an American elite so corrupt that they would dissolve the people and import a new one. But how about the WHITES? Their future? Today we call them anti-white global elites who seek the genocide of the white race. Which race is the most endangered race? The White race. How is this not genocide: White countries are being flooded by non-whites. We are told to be TOLERANT. We are forced to integrate. With assimilation we see the extinction of one race only, the white race. Its not funny, not comedy, its white genocide. Anti-racist is a codeword for anti-white.
saucier111
Dec 12, 2012 4:14 PM CST
I'm not Sigmund Freud, but over the last twenty years of talking to our youth in America. There is a percentage that their lives are so empty and have no meaning. They are what I would call computer nerds, alwayse on the computer. They have limited friends and less skills and see no future or meaning in their lives. But yet they want to be remembered, and this is what they come up with for their fifteen minutes of fame.
CentristIntelligence
Dec 12, 2012 3:27 PM CST
The deceased seemed like iconic Americans from what I was able to tell by what was written about them. RIP. Really hope the little girl makes it.