Skip to comments.Gunman, victims identified in Clackamas mall shooting(OR)
Posted on 12/12/2012 6:03:00 PM PST by marktwain
CLACKAMAS, OR (KPTV) -
A 22-year-old man from southeast Portland parked his car outside Macy's, rushed into the Clackamas Town Center mall food court and opened fire, killing two people Tuesday, investigators said.
Jacob Roberts' AR-15 rifle then jammed, but he was able to get the gun working again. He shot and killed himself, sheriff's deputies said.
Steve Forsyth, of West Linn, and Cindy Yuille, of northeast Portland, were killed by Roberts, authorities said. A third shooting victim, Kristina Shevchenko, survived and is being treated at Oregon Health & Science University hospital.
Deputies said Roberts stole the rifle used in the shooting from someone he knew. During the shooting rampage, he wore a hockey-style facemask, a load-bearing vest and carried several fully-loaded magazines.
Investigators have since served a search warrant at Roberts' home on Southeast 84th Avenue, and on his car, a 1996 Volkswagen Jetta found in the mall parking lot, but they have not released details about what they found.
One neighbor told FOX 12 she saw Roberts leave his house quickly while carrying a guitar case around 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Dispatchers started receiving 911 calls about the shooting around 3:30 p.m. Roberts parked his car in the mall's south lot near Macy's, then went through Macy's toward the food court, deputies said.
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A safe bet....he has been on meds for the past five years? Any takers?
His AR-15 jammed. Didn’t the fellow who shot up the movie theater in Colorado have an AR-15 that jammed? Is this a problem with the rifle?
And God bless the poor victims of these crazy people.
Figures. Look at the freak!
Want to bet he was an Obama supporter.
I’m guesing that he did NOT vote for Romney.
Pierced ears, driving an imported car and using a stolen firearm to indiscriminately kill? Could it be any other way?
I bought a Colt AR-15 and ammo last year. Haven’t fired it yet. I thought it was a pretty good rifle, but I don’t know much about them. Hearing about these jams is worrisome. But mine is pristine, so I should be OK?
If he didn’t have the Jetta, three people would still be alive.
If he didn’t buy Gasoline for the Jetta, three people would be alive today.
If he didn’t have the money to buy Gasoline for the Jetta, three people would be alive today.
Paging Bob Costas, please pickup the White Courtesy Phone.
>> his car, a 1996 Volkswagen Jetta
>> Figures. Look at the freak!
What if it were diesel?
Time for New Car Golf TDI? Freeper Input Appreciated!
If so that means this is the same dirty tricks the skid marks on Journalism's shorts ("reporters") used when describing the 1960s and 1970s "anti-war" demonstrators' "red, blue, and yellow protest banners." Those were Viet Cong flags.
AR-15’s need lubricant and proper cleaning. Keep up with those and use good magazines (not cheap ones with crap springs) and it is a fine rifle. You should always cycle firearms magazines to keep the springs healthy, but this is especially true for the AR in my experience.
If you don’t think you can keep up with the AR you should buy a good AK variant. There is nothing wrong with them and you are better admitting that obsessive cleaning is not your thing and getting something that will work for you. What you sacrifice in accuracy you will more than make up for in reliability. They are much easier to maintain and if you forget to lube it for a day, week, or month it will still work.
First thing, guns don't jam, they can have a malfunction - jam goes on toast. Second, learn to properly clean your rifle, keep the bolt and bolt carrier clean. Having said that, I have run over 500 rounds through my AR-15 rifles in competitions without a malfunction. Use good magazines and keep them clean. I have been using Magpul P mags and I think they function great. Use good ammo as well. One of my rifles has had well over 5000 rounds through it, and it still runs great. At least it did until I lost it and all of my other weapons in that tragic boating accident.
“Jacob Roberts’ AR-15 rifle....”
It seems to me that yesterday, it was reported that the rifle he used was stolen.
Thanks. Good info and advice.
Tragic boating accident. Let me guess, you were duck hunting in your canoe....
Yup, I got to stop doing that;)
One more thing - never fill up the mag full. Put 28 in a 30 round mag.
NO!!! A deadly load bearing vest!!! My Gosh!!! That's ALMOST a "bullet-proof vest", isn't it? Yeah!! That's what we will make it!!! The deadly bullet proof load bearing-vest!!!
Yup, he could kill a hundred people and not get killed himself with the deadly load bearing vest!!
It’s not a problem. The CO shooter did use a 100 rnd mag, which can have feeding problems, depending on the quality of manufacture. It is best to avoid using soft point bullets, however.
I noticed that too.
Just wild speculation here: Im guessing the AR was not shooting Hornady ammo, prob Walmart Tula or another Russian brand. Those are cheap (20 something are not rich) and likely steel. These are known to fail in some ARs.
Hell NO !
shooting oneself with an AR-15 is a bit of a feat.
Or you can just buy a new Sig556 that is as accurate as a good AR and as reliable as a good AK. Unlike the AR, it doesn’t dump waste into the chamber by design.
Thanks everyone. I’m going to print this out.
I better check the ammo. I bought about 5,000 rounds from different places off the net.
At $4.10/gal., foreign and hard starting in cold weather? Why bother?
Interesting wording. Hockey-style? It's either a hockey facemask or it's something else.
Hmm,mmm,mmm... wonder what it could be, that the press wouldn't want to say?
1. drives a Volkswagen Jetta
2. carrying a guitar case
3. double earrings
4. effeminate looking
I suspect he’s a self loathing sodomite
> an AR-15 that jammed? Is this a problem with the rifle?
I noticed the same thing. My experience has been that most magazine fed semi-autos work better with one or two rounds less than what they claim (say 13 rounds in a 14 round magazine or 28 rounds in a 30 round magazine). My bet is that they loaded them up fully (and maybe even one or two rounds extra) without trying them for function.