Perhaps he could have defended himself if he had been armed.
Twenty-one-year-old William Coleman III of Gresham was standing and talking to his cousin when another man approached him and asked for a cigarette.
The man asked Coleman about his weapon, a Walther P22 pistol. He then pulled a pistol from the waistband of his pants, pointed it at Coleman and said, “I like your gun. Give it to me.”
Coleman did as he was told and the man then fled on foot.