Officer Indicted on Manslaughter and Negligent Homicide Charges


An officer has been indicted on manslaughter and negligent homicide charges.

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“Not Clearly Justified” was what Attorney General – Leevin Camacho – described Officer Justin Quenga’s actions on the night of March 9th.

PNC Previously reported that an Independent Investigative Team conducted an investigation into the fatal Shell gas station shooting that occurred on March 9th.

The shooting lead to the death of Jopy Rudolph, Rudolph – on the night of – reportedly was using a slingshot to shoot those around him.

A medical examiner determined that the cause of death was a result of multiple gunshot wounds and ruled the manner of death as a homicide.

The Office of the Attorney General told reporters during a recent media conference – that based on interviews, and evidence gathered, the case has been presented to a Grand Jury.

Camacho said, “Under our IIT procedures, the presumption is to present to Grand Jury, the officers actions were clearly justified. The determination was made in this case, that the officers actions were not clearly justified, and this afternoon, the prosecution presented the case to the Grand Jury.”

Officer Quenga has not been arrested, rather he has been summoned to court.

Moreover – the Guam Police Department are aware of the situation.

A separate Internal Affairs Investigation has been initiated and Officer Quenga has since been placed on administrative leave according to GPD.

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Born and raised on the island of Saipan, Don moved to Guam in the Spring of 2016 to pursue higher education at the University of Guam. It was at UOG that Don discovered his passion for keeping his peers politically informed. Prior to joining PNC Don gained professional and life experience through a variety of odd jobs ranging from an administrative assistant to a bouncer to a luxury retail salesman. In his free time, you can find him flying his drone or doing landscape and portrait photography. Don joined the PNC News Team not only to broaden his writing skill but also to challenge himself to get in front of the camera, ultimately furthering his passion to promote an informed and politically engaged Mariånas. Don's beat is Court, Crime, and Regional and is also PNC's Lead Reporter.

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