FOLLOWUP: Man charged with shooting brother over video-game threat

The man accused of shooting his brother in their Junction apartment last Saturday night is now charged with first-degree domestic-violence assault. The charging documents say 19-year-old Rony Miranda-Guity shot his 25-year-old brother in the chest, point-blank, because his brother threatened to break his video-game system. Miranda-Guity is quoted as telling police that he was playing a game when his brother came home, slapped him on the neck, and picked up the system as if he was going to break it: “My reaction is my reaction, which was fast after he touched me and tried to grab my X-Box. Like, that’s the only thing that I got that I love.” Police say he also acknowledged that he didn’t call for help for his brother, who, the charging documents say, “staggered to the door of a different apartment unit to get someone else to make the call.” Though Harborview Medical Center was not releasing information about the victim’s condition, the court documents say he was in the Trauma ICU at Harborview “awaiting further surgery” as of yesterday, but is expected to survive. The documents also note, “There is a history of unreported assaults between the two” and that a .25-caliber handgun and shell casing were found in the apartment. Miranda-Guity remains in jail in lieu of $500,000 bail, awaiting arraignment on September 9th.

5 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Man charged with shooting brother over video-game threat"

  • Eric August 27, 2015 (2:45 pm)

    Shot his brother point blank range in the chest, didn’t call for help and only got assault? What, do you have to be shot in the head to get attempted murder? And over a video game console! Maybe he should get locked up with the Gucci belt bandit

  • Jeff August 27, 2015 (3:37 pm)

    Eric, my understanding is that high level assault charges and attempted murder carry basically the same sentence, and the assault has a lower burden of proof for conviction. IE it’s hard to to prove that he intended to kill his brother, it’s easy to prove he assaulted him, and the consequence is the same either way.

  • carljr August 27, 2015 (4:38 pm)

    ‘No Way To Prevent This,’ Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens

  • JanS August 27, 2015 (4:48 pm)

    maybe, in the future, they should live separately – lol…

  • JayDee August 27, 2015 (7:16 pm)

    The tragic part that struck me is the accused’s statement that the only thing he loves is his X-Box gaming console. And then shoots his brother.

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