A sad update tonight. I just received word the man involved in a bar fight in Kemah has passed away. Menny Skaris was surrounded by dozens of friends and family today. In an emotional interview, his sister describes the type of man he was on @abc13houston at 6:30 p.m. pic.twitter.com/GBYq7boIbT— Nick Natario (@NickABC13) December 30, 2019
Early Sunday morning, Kemah Police said Menny Skaris was involved in a fight in the area of 6th Street and Bradford. The incident is under investigation as officers review surveillance video. Due to this, officers would not reveal what may have led to the altercation.
Officers tell ABC13 they do know who was involved, and no one has been charged.
Skaris was rushed to HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake. His sister, Elaine Hernandez, told ABC13 about the injuries he sustained.
KEMAH BAR INJURY: This man is clinging for his life after a fight broke out at a popular Kemah bar. His sister could barely talk as she talked about his injuries. @abc13houston at 5pm what we know about the investigation. pic.twitter.com/YPtEYhJ28C— Nick Natario (@NickABC13) December 30, 2019
"He has brain bleeding," she said. "Severe, severe brain bleeding, and a fractured skull."
Skaris was on life-support when family made the decision to remove the machines Monday afternoon.
"We don't want him in pain anymore," Hernandez explained. "We don't want him to suffer, and he would not want to live like this."
Dozens of Skaris' friends brought his family comfort at the hospital. His sister described him as someone who was full of life and had a recognizable laugh.
"His laugh is contagious," Hernandez recalled. "I mean, when he laughs, he can light up the whole room."
As police conduct their investigation, Skaris' family is asking anyone with information about the incident to come forward.
"Somebody saw something," Hernandez said. "Speak up. This is somebody's son. This is somebody's brother. This is somebody's uncle."
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