Former Corrections Officer Facing Assault Charges

65-year old Michael Rhymer is facing an assault charge.

USVI Police Department says Rhymer shot a man Monday night around 6 p.m. outside of the Break Time bar near Market Square, following an altercation.

The victim told officers he was at the bar, when he heard a verbal altercation outside.

 When he asked Rhymer what happened, he said that’s when Rhymer pulled out a gun and shot him.

The victim was rushed to the hospital, was treated and is in stable condition.

Police say Rhymer is a retired corrections officer. He admitted to shooting the victim and surrendered his licensed gun to officers.