May 10, 2022
Elisabeth Shepard, Communications Director
DA Mike Schmidt announces 20-year sentence for Omar Cibrian-Gongora, 22, for second-degree murder, other charges
PORTLAND, Oregon – Multnomah County District Attorney Mike Schmidt announced Omar Cibrian-Gongora, 22, pled guilty to Manslaughter in the First Degree and Unlawful Use of a Weapon with Firearm and was sentenced to 20-years in prison by a Multnomah County Circuit Court Judge.
The charges stem from an incident in April of 2021 where Cibrian-Gongora fatally shot a 22-year-old male victim in the parking lot of the Jay Mini Mart in Gresham. The victim was sitting in his car when Cibrian-Gongora arrived at the mini-mart parking lot. Cibrian-Gongora exited his vehicle and confronted the victim and the victim’s friend. When the victim tried to leave the confrontation by driving out of the parking lot, Cibrian-Gongora fired twice into the driver’s door, fatally wounding the victim.
Several family members were present at sentencing to share victim impact statements with the court.
“I am asking for justice for my son… [Cibrian-Gongora] left my heart completely destroyed,” stated the victim’s mother.
“He not only took the life of my nephew, he took the life of my whole family,” stated the victim’s aunt.
The victim’s girlfriend and mother of his then-unborn child wrote a letter to be read aloud by the prosecuting attorney, Deputy District Attorney Kate Molina.
“What you did was pointless, senseless, and emotionless… [Victim] was funny, sweet, kind, a hard worker, and a great person.” His girlfriend stated.
The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office thanks the Gresham Police Department for their help with this case.