CLACKAMAS, Ore. (KMTR) -- The suspect in a shooting at Clackamas Town Center that left three people dead Tuesday afternoon was identified by police Wednesday as 22-year-old Jacob Tyler Roberts, of Portland.
At a press conference Wednesday morning, Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts announced that Jacob Roberts was carrying a stolen AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and wearing a load-bearing vest.
He said early reports that the shooter's rifle jammed were accurate, but that he was able to fix it and began shooting again. He was carrying several loaded magazines at the time.
Sheriff Roberts identified the deceased victims as 45-year-old Steven Mathew Forsyth of West Linn and Cindy Ann Yuille of Northeast Portland.
He said if it weren't for the quick action of the emergency responders and mall employees and shoppers, the tragedy could have been far worse.
"There were 10,000 people in the mall at the time," he said. "There are a number of heroes that took the time to help a lot of people get out. I want to thank the whole community."
The survivor of the shooting was identified Wednesday as Kristina Shevchenko of Portland.
Sheriff Craig Roberts said that the he acted alone and went into the mall to shoot "anyone in his line of sight . . . on a mission set forth to take the lives of people in that mall."
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Deceased shooting victims Steve Forsyth and Cindy Yule. @KGWNews http://t.co/w5I3IRaY
Update: here's a look at the shooter. He is from Portland. He was armed with assault rifle and ammo. @KGWNews http://t.co/RP5bdU4F