Oregon mall gunman missed flight to Hawaii prior to shooting

Jacob Tyler Roberts
Jacob Tyler Roberts

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Oregon mall gunman who killed two people and himself Tuesday was planning to move to Hawaii before the shooting, his former roommate says.

In an interview with The Oregonian, the man, who declined to be identified, said Jacob Tyler Roberts had sold all his personal belongings, but missed his flight to Hawaii Saturday.

Police say Tyler used a stolen rifle from someone he knew.

Clackamas County Sheriff Craig Roberts says Roberts had armed himself with an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle and had several fully loaded magazines.

Roberts says the rifle jammed during the 22-year-old's attack, but he managed to get it working again.

The chief says authorities don't yet have a motive.

A law enforcement official has told The Associated Press the shooter did not have a criminal record. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss details of an ongoing criminal investigation.

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