Daniel Carino, a 37-year-old St. Croix man, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years of incarceration for possession of a firearm during a crime of violence and to a consecutive sentence of 20 years for attempted murder, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert.
District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis also ordered Carino to pay restitution in the amount of $51,786 for the victim’s medical expenses, to supervised release for five years, and to pay a special assessment of $100. She did not impose a fine.
A jury convicted Carino of the charges in November 2016. Evidence presented at trial established that on Dec. 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 V.I. Police Department and the FBI, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alphonso Andrews, Jr.