A man was shot Saturday evening at the Estate Concordia trash site, and a suspect was arrested late Saturday night, the V.I. Police Department reported.
According to police, the 911 emergency call center received a report of the shooting at 6:32 p.m. Saturday, Responding officers and detectives found the shooting victim, a 52-year-old man, whose name was not released. The man had been shot multiple times and was taken to the Juan F. Luis Memorial Hospital by ambulance, but was able to provide details of the incident to the police.
The victim told officers he was at Concordia disposing of trash when the suspect, who he is familiar with, approached him and began a conversation. The suspect, described as a Hispanic male wearing a black T-shirt and a pair of grey short pants, then took out a firearm and shot the victim multiple times.
The victim fought back, despite having received several gunshot wounds, wrenched the gun away from his assailant. The suspect fled the dumpsite in a silver pickup truck.
Officers and detectives went in search of the suspect and found him in Estate LaReine, where he was arrested and charged at 10:28 p.m.
The suspect was identified as Daniel Carino, 33 of Estate Whim. He charged with first-degree assault and bail was set at $75,000. Carino was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his advise of rights hearing.