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Kody Omengkar pleads guilty to unlawful discharge of a firearm

THE 18-year-old man who injured himself and his brother after accidentally firing a police service gun has pled guilty to one count of unlawful discharge of a firearm.

Kody Omengkar, who was originally charged with two counts of unlawful discharge of a firearm, signed a plea agreement and will be sentenced to five years imprisonment, all suspended with credit for the 18 days he already served.

He will be placed on supervised probation for five years, pay all court costs and fees before the expiration of his probationary period and an additional fine of $1,000.

He will be prohibited from possessing or owning a firearm during his probationary period.

According to the plea agreement, Omengkar, on or about Dec. 21, 2017, with no lawful reason to use a firearm and without a required permit, fired a police-issued handgun belonging to his sister.

Omengkar was represented by Public Defender Douglas Hartig while the government was represented by Assistant Attorney General Robert Charles Lee.

Variety learned that Omengkar was released from the Department of Corrections Monday afternoon.

The owner of the gun was his sister, former Police Officer Jamie Omengkar who resigned immediately after the incident.

Source: Marianas Variety : http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/101345-kody-omengkar-pleads-guilty-to-unlawful-discharge-of-a-firearm

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