People of Northwest Public Radio
Portland Mall Shooting
Wed December 12, 2012
Man Says He's Shocked His Neighbor Was A Shooter
The man whom police believe killed two people and then turned his gun upon himself Tuesday has been identified at Jacob Tyler Roberts of southeast Portland.
Police say Roberts lived in a neighborhood of small homes just a couple of miles north of Clackamas Town Center, where the shooting took place. Neighbors don't know much about his circumstances.
Anthony Rayes lives next-door and knew Roberts only well enough to say "hi" as he went to work.
"I'm shocked, don't know what to do, now I have to protect my family more and more. I didn't know my neighbor would actually be in that situation. I'm really in awe right now. I'm just (in) shock."
Police say Roberts used an AR15 semi-automatic rifle. It's a weapon they say he stole from someone he knew.
They say Roberts wore a face mask, similar to a hockey mask, and carried several fully loaded magazines. Police say he had no relationship with his victims.
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