Clackamas Town Center shooting: Latest developments
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The Oregonian: 
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Wednesday December 12, 2012 12:39 The Oregonian
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Wednesday December 12, 2012 12:44 The Oregonian
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1:01
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Hi folks,
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:01 The Oregonian
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The Oregonian: 
Thanks for coming.
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:01 The Oregonian
1:01
Rick Bella: 
Hi. My name is Rick Bella and I work in the The Oregonian's Clackamas County Bureau. I covered the shooting yesterday and am working on follow-up stories. Is there anything you want me to answer?
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:01 Rick Bella
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[Comment From West VirginiaWest Virginia: ] 
Is there background information on the shooter now being released to the public?
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:01 West Virginia
1:02
Rick Bella: 
West Virginia: Yes, there has been some background information released.
The shooter is 22 years old and lived nearby.
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:02 Rick Bella
1:03
The Oregonian: 
Here's one of the recent articles on him. About his plans to move to Hawaii falling through.http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2012/12/clackamas_mall_shooters_life_p.html#incart_river_default#incart_maj-story-1
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:03 The Oregonian
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[Comment From GG: ] 
Do we know anything on the shooter's family?
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:03 G
1:03
Rick Bella: 
West Virginia: The shooter's name is Jacob Tyler Roberts. He attended high school in nearby Milwaukie and Oregon City.
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:03 Rick Bella
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Rick Bella: 
West Virginia: We're still compiling his work history.
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:03 Rick Bella
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[Comment From paulpaul: ] 
where did the shooter go to school? did he have a job? where did he work? does he have family in this area?
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:04 paul
1:04
The Oregonian: 
A view from Robert's co-worker- http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2012/12/jacob_roberts_co-worker_says_h.html
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:04 The Oregonian
1:04
Rick Bella: 
Paul: Yes, Jake Roberts has family in the Portland area. So far, they have declined to speak to us.
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:04 Rick Bella
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[Comment From tomtom: ] 
Why does the Oregonian call the weapon a rifle when the Government classified it as a assault rifle..I believe there is a difference and it was a assault weapon..
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:04 tom
1:05
The Oregonian: 
Robert's neighbor's POV- http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2012/12/clackamas_town_center_shooting_17.html
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:05 The Oregonian
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[Comment From pappypappy: ] 
it was definitely an assault rifle
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:05 pappy
1:05
Rick Bella: 
Tom: The AR-15 was classified as an assault rifle during the Clinton Administration, which banned high-capacity magazines. Those restrictions have since been lifted.
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:05 Rick Bella
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[Comment From BrianBrian: ] 
First story link ran into previous sentence ... might want to resend...
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:05 Brian
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[Comment From GG: ] 
Do we know if the incident at Evergreen High School today was a copycat event or tied to the Clackamas shooting at all?
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:06 G
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Rick Bella: 
G: Sorry, but police have not yet determined if the Evergreen High School incident was at all related to the Clackamas Town Center shooting. They will be trying to see if there are any links today.
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:06 Rick Bella
1:06
The Oregonian: 
Thanks, here is the first link again http://www.oregonlive.com/clackamascounty/index.ssf/2012/12/clackamas_mall_shooters_life_p.html#incart_river_default#incart_maj-story-1
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:06 The Oregonian
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[Comment From BrianBrian: ] 
Have deputies said anything about where the shooter worked? Heard the "fired from the food court" rumor, but not sure it is true ...
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:07 Brian
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[Comment From BrianBrian: ] 
Also: is the Facebook page in the Twitterverse legit?
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:07 Brian
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[Comment From West VirginiaWest Virginia: ] 
Thanks. I will check the article out.
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:07 West Virginia
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[Comment From pappypappy: ] 
on his facebook it says he was in a relationship, has there been contact with the girlfriend?
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:07 pappy
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[Comment From JeffJeff: ] 
Police say the gun Jammed, was that a blessing in disugise seemslike there could have been a lot more victims if the gun didnt stop working
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:07 Jeff
1:07
Rick Bella: 
Brian: Deputies said as far as they know, Jake Roberts never worked at Clackamas Town Center. This could be true, but it has not yet been verified.
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:07 Rick Bella
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[Comment From tomtom: ] 
Do they know where the ammunition came from..and was gun reported stolen ?
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:08 tom
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[Comment From pappypappy: ] 
here is the link to his facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jake.roberts.102
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:08 pappy
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Rick Bella: 
Tom: Yes, police say the gun was stolen from someone Roberts knew. They did not say where the ammunition came from or how much he had.
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:08 Rick Bella
1:09
The Oregonian: 
We are confirming if that FB page is the right one.
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:09 The Oregonian
1:09
[Comment From petepete: ] 
Do we know where in the mall the shooter took his own life?
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:09 pete
1:09
Rick Bella: 
pappy: Yes, that Facebook page is his. There are several pictures on it that show him enjoying himself -- one while target-shooting.
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:09 Rick Bella
1:10
The Oregonian: 
All our coverage is here http://topics.oregonlive.com/tag/clackamas%20shooting/index.html
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:10 The Oregonian
1:10
Rick Bella: 
pete: Police say Roberts made his way from the food court down a concourse, through a back hallway to a stairwell. That's where they found his body.
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:10 Rick Bella
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[Comment From tomtom: ] 
I don't like the Sheriff going on national news when he has nothing to add to the story like on the Today show..The victims families want the media to leave them alone and the Sheriff is stirring up the national media..Fox news said they were going to have live interview with him but canceled..Why go on Fox News?..I do not see the point..
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:11 tom
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[Comment From JeffJeff: ] 
Just want to say officers dont get enough credit. Everyday people scrutinize them but the amazing preparedness by the first responders was outstanding and prevented a lot more deaths
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:11 Jeff
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[Comment From From LFrom L: ] 
Any information about who the shooter stole his rifle from?
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:11 From L
1:11
The Oregonian: 
Tom- the national media was on this very quick to take interest in this incident.
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:11 The Oregonian
1:12
Rick Bella: 
L: No, sorry. Police have not yet said who he stole the rifle from or what their relationship was.
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:12 Rick Bella
1:12
The Oregonian: 
For example, our reporters were getting calls from CNN shortly after things started to unfold.
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:12 The Oregonian
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[Comment From JeffJeff: ] 
The First responders did an amazing job Officers do not get enough credit for protecting citizens and I am rateful they are on our side
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:12 Jeff
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[Comment From tomtom: ] 
With all the hand gun permits in Clackamas County are there any reports of someone pulling a gun in self defense?
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:12 tom
1:13
The Oregonian: 
G- you were interested in the Evergreen high school gun issue.
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:13 The Oregonian
1:13
Rick Bella: 
tom: No, there were no reports of anyone drawing a concealed handgun -- legal or illegal -- during this incident.
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:13 Rick Bella
1:13
The Oregonian: 
Here is the article. http://www.oregonlive.com/clark-county/index.ssf/2012/12/evergreen_high_school_student.html
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:13 The Oregonian
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[Comment From JeffJeff: ] 
Is there any update on the girl in critical condition? Is she expected to make it
Wednesday December 12, 2012 1:13 Jeff
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