Published On: Wed, Dec 12th, 2012

Jacob Tyler Roberts identifed as the Portland Mall shooter, Kristina Shevchenko ‘stable’

The gunman who killed two people and himself in a shooting rampage with a stolen rifle at an Oregon mall has been identified by authorities on Wednesday.

Jacob Tyler Roberts

Jacob Tyler Roberts, age 22, entered the mall with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and had several fully loaded magazines. Speaking with the press, Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts stated the weapons were stolen from a friend and the rifle did jam during the assault before getting it working again.

Roberts shot himself.

Authorities don’t yet have a motive but don’t believe he was targeting specific people.

Roberts wore a hockey style mask near the second floor entrance to Macy’s, walked through the store and into the mall, where he fired randomly, police detailed. Roberts fled down a mall corridor into a back hallway, down shairs and into a corner where he was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Oregon residents Mathew Forsyth and Cindy Ann Yuille were both fatally shot and identified by the sheriff’s office. Two other victims, a  a 54-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man were also killed but not identified at this time.

Kristina Shevchenko, age 15, survived the attack, wounded and in serious condition. Shevchenko has made headlines, surviving the shooting only months after surviving a head-on car crash.

KGW reports that hospital authorities say the young lady is stable and ‘optimistic’ about her recovery.

Authorities covered Roberts renting a basement room in a modest, single-story Portland home and hadn’t lived there long, which was confirmed by a neighbor, Bobbi Bates. Bates said she saw Roberts leave at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday wearing a dark jacket and jeans, carrying a guitar case.



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  1. Brandon Jones says:

    Photo of Kristina updated after reader submitted correct one

  2. scallywag says:

    Now the big question authorities must be wondering is if Roberts’ missing his flight is correlated to his frame of mind that sparked his chaotic rebuke against a town that he seemingly enjoyed living in? Which also raises another question why had Roberts intended to go to Hawaii in the first place and what had suddenly caused him to miss his flight? Is it somehow related to a love relationship that recently went all horribly wrong…?


  3. Ludie says:

    That is NOT a picture of KRISTINA SHEVCHENKO-that is some random photo of a teen.check OHSU site for the real pic!

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