The Clackamas Mall shooter Jake Roberts from Oregon, describes himself as a Clackamas Community College student who "likes" shooting, Dexter, and doesn't read. In his "about me" section, the 22-year-old self-identifies as a "funny" "alcoholic" who works at "the most badass gyro shop in town" and is "the conductor of my choo choo train."
Roberts had planned to go into the Marines after he graduated from high school, but he hurt his leg, so he wasn't eligible, said Rosalie DeDore, a friend of Roberts' stepfather. "After that, everything kind of fell apart for him," she said.
Roberts's former roommate tells the Oregonian that the 22-year-old sold all his stuff and was planning to move to Hawaii, but missed his flight four days ago. A former co-worker also confirms his Hawaii plan, saying Roberts abruptly gave notice in November, but generally was a light-hearted guy who joked around a lot.