Man shot in fight at Phoenicia home
By Jay Braman Jr.
An early Sunday morning struggle between two visitors, reportedly brothers, and the owner of a Town of Shandaken home, ended when one of the visitors was shot in the groin inside the home on Route 214 in the Hamlet of Phoenicia.
Kyle Manny, 25, was admitted and treated at Kingston Hospital for his leg injury, according to state police at Ulster. Police said Manny was struck in the groin by one bullet fired from a 9 mm semiautomatic handgun after getting into a fight with John S. Rymer, 68, the home’s owner. Police released few details saying the investigation is ongoing and further charges may be pending.
Police did say that during the altercation Rymer armed himself with a legally registered handgun and that in the course of the ensuing altercation, one round was discharged and struck Manny in the groin.
Police said the investigation led to the arrest of Richard Manny, 27, who had been staying at the residence with Kyle Manny. The older Manny was charged with criminal mischief and endangering the welfare of a child, misdemeanors. Police said the criminal mischief charge comes from Manny allegedly doing considerable damage to the home. The endangering the welfare of a child charge was filed because a child was present in the home at the time of the incident, police said.
Manny was arraigned in Town of Kingston Court and released without bail.
The investigations surrounding the firing of the weapon by Rymer and the actions of Kyle Manny are continuing, police said.