- Associated Press - Tuesday, October 7, 2014

GRESHAM, Ore. — Police in the east Portland suburb of Gresham say a 21-year-old man who had just bought a handgun and was openly carrying it as he walked along a street was robbed of the weapon by a second man who also had a gun.

Lt. Claudio Grandjean says William Coleman III was robbed early Saturday while walking with his cousin. Coleman had purchased the gun on Friday.

The victim told police he was approached by a young man who asked for a cigarette, then asked about Coleman’s gun and finally pulled a gun from his own waistband and said, “I like your gun. Give it to me.”


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The officer says Coleman handed over his gun and the robber left on foot.

Grandjean says the robber’s weapon was described as a “possibly semi-automatic black gun.” The stolen gun was a semi-automatic .22-caliber black Walther brand.



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