CLACKAMAS, Ore. — On Wednesday, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office released their full report on their investigation into the shooting at the Clackamas Town Center that occurred last December.
The sheriff’s office released details on how the victims died and the timeline of the suspect’s actions before he committed the crime, but the motive for why Jacob Tyler Roberts killed three people at the mall is still not clear.
The sheriff’s office reported in their investigation that the week before the shooting, Jacob Tyler Roberts broke up with his girlfriend and quit his job, telling friends and co-workers that he was moving to Hawaii. During this time, the sheriff’s office said Roberts bought ammunition, including two 30-round AR-15 magazines and four 20-count boxes of .223 ammo.
On the day of the shooting, the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office reports that Roberts spend the early morning hanging out with friends and smoking marijuana. During an unknown time between 5 a.m. and noon, the suspect stole an AR-15 rifle from a friend he had stayed with during the early morning.
After stopping by his house to briefly talk with roommates, and then spending some time with another friend who lived near the mall, Roberts then entered Macy’s from parking lot, wearing a mask and carrying a rifle, leaving the windshield wipers running and his ID in car.
Around 3:29 p.m., Clackamas County 9-1-1 receives a call from Macy’s store at the mall. Patrol units were dispatched and Transit Police Officers responded to mall on foot from their office in the MAX parking garage.
The sheriff’s office said Cindy Yuille, Kristina Shevchenko, then Steven Forsyth were shot by the suspect around 3:30 p.m. The suspect then fired 13 more rounds that didn’t hit anyone. At 3:51p.m., CCSO located the suspect, found dead in service hallway near JC Penney.
The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office’s report on Jacob Tyler Roberts showed that he had no previous criminal history nor any history of mental illness or violence. The sheriff’s office also determined that he had no connections to the mall nor did he have any connections to the shooting victims. The toxicology report showed Roberts had marijuana and a low level of residual cocaine in his system.
Roberts was armed with Stag Arms AR-15, a semi-automatic rifle, and had 145 rounds in 5 magazines. He fired 17 shots total, including the self-inflicted shot to the head that killed him.
Two of the victims, Cindy Yuille and Steven Forsyth, were both killed by a single rifle gunshot. The third victim, Kristina Shevchenko, survived a single rifle gunshot, which she sustained while running away from suspect.
To see the full details of the report, click here.