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33-Year-Old St. Croix Man Arrested In Dumpsite Shooting Saturday Night

Mug Shot - Daniel Carino (2)

   ARRESTED: Daniel Carino of Whim

FREDERIKSTED – Police arrested a 33-year-old St. Croix man for shooting a 52-year-old man at a garbage dump in Concordia Saturday evening, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.

Daniel Carino of Estate Whim was arrested and charged with first-degree assault for allegedly shooting another man multiple times after talking with him at the Concordia dumpsite, the VIPD said.

The 911 Emergency Call Center received a report at 6:32 p.m. December 19 that a shooting incident took place in Estate Concordia.

Police arriving at the crime scene in Concordia spoke to the man who had been shot multiple times before he was taken to the Juan F. Luis Hospital and Medical Center by ambulance.

According to a preliminary investigation, the man was at the Concordia dump site throwing away trash, when Carino, someone he knows, approached him and began a conversation.

The wounded man said when Carino began shooting him, despite being shot, he struggled with the shooter and took the gun away from him.

The victim also described what Carino looked like and the clothes he was wearing at the time.

He said that Carino fled the scene in a silver pickup truck after the shooting.

Police found Carino in Estate LaReine where he was arrested at 10:28 p.m. Saturday.

Carino was charged with first-degree assault, after having been positively identified by the victim of the assault. Bail for Carino was set at $75,000.00. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 50 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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