St. Croix Man Sentenced to 30 years for Possession of a Firearm During a Crime of Violence and Attempted Murder Following Shooting Incident at Frederiksted Waste Site
St. Croix, USVI – United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Daniel Carino, age 37, of St. Croix, was sentenced to ten years of incarceration for possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and to a consecutive sentence of twenty years for attempted murder, by District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis on March 13, 2019. Judge Lewis also ordered Carino to pay restitution in the amount of $51,786.00 for the victim’s medical expenses, to supervised release for five years and to pay a special assessment of $100.00. She did not impose a fine.
On November 15, 2016, a jury convicted Carino of the charges listed above. Evidence presented at trial established that on December 19, 2015, Carino approached the victim at the Concordia garbage bin site in Frederiksted, St. Croix. An argument ensued during which Carino drew a firearm and shot the victim in the chest and leg. After he was shot, the victim wrestled the firearm away from Carino who ran to his vehicle and drove away. With the aid of his minor son, the victim drove his truck to Queen Mary Highway where he obtained assistance. Later that evening, the victim selected Carino from a photo array while at the hospital emergency room. Police apprehended Carino at a festival event that night.
The case was investigated by the Virgin Islands Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alphonso Andrews, Jr.