Police Identify Gunman In Oregon High School Shooting
Troutdale, Oregon (CNN) Police have identified the gunman who opened fire at an Oregon high school Tuesday, killing a student and wounding a teacher.
"The Oregon State Medical Examiner's Office completed the autopsy this morning on the shooter and has positively identified him as 15-year-old Jared Michael Padgett. He was a freshman at Reynolds High School,” says Chief Scott Anderson, Troutdale, Oregon Police Dept.
Police say Padgett shot and killed a 14-year-old student in a locker room.
Authorities have not found a link between Padgett and the victim.
A teacher was grazed by a bullet and is expected to be okay.
Police say Padgett exchanged gunfire with an officer before taking his own life.
Authorities say he used an AR-15 rifle owned by his family in the shooting.
He was also found carrying nine loaded magazines, a semi automatic handgun, a knife -- and was wearing a non-ballistic vest.
Police have not revealed a possible motive for the shooting.