BREAKING NEWS: DPS arrests teen who mishandled cop’s pistol

Police have arrested the 18-year-old male who accidentally fired a pistol wounding himself and his 20-year-old brother early Thursday morning on the way to Twins Super Market in Dandan.

As a result of the investigation conducted by Department of Public Safety Criminal Investigation detectives, police have arrested Kody Omengkar at 4:04pm today, Friday, without incident in San Roque. He now faces criminal charges of aggravated assault and battery and unlawful discharge of a firearm.

Superior Court Associate Judge Wesley Bogdan, who granted the arrest warrant on Omengkar, set his bail at $15,000.

Police said Omengkar’s brother remains at the Commonwealth Health Center in stable condition. DPS, however, has yet to name Omengkar’s sister, who owns the Hyundai Tucson the brothers were riding with a third brother on the wheel. Police initially said that the police woman who left her service pistol, a Glock 22, was no longer with DPS.

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Mark Rabago | Associate Editor
Mark Rabago is the Associate Editor of Saipan Tribune. Contact him at Mark_Rabago@saipantribune.com

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  • limitswitch

    Very disturbing. This officer should have been relieved from duty immediately by its supervisor and placed on leave until an investigation is completed. In the civilized world of law enforcement if an officer looses control of their side arm due to neglagence that officer is to be removed from the duty until an investigation is completed That officer has demonstrated he can no longer serve the community in a safe manner and puts the general public in danger through their actions. This is nuts. So is to be said that a police officer can leave their service weapon anywhere they want and nothing is wrong with that?
    If this person is no longer on the force, what in blue blazes are they doing in possession of a Glock 22?

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