Man involved in deadly shoot-out sentenced on federal drug charges

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ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. - The St. Joseph County man who was wounded in a gunfight that left one man dead was sentenced on federal drug charges.

Robert Carrico, 29, was sentenced to 92 months in prison, and two years supervised release.

He pleaded guilty to drug possession with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm while committing a federal drug trafficking crime.

Carrico was distributing ecstasy pills and marijuana in the South Bend area. He armed himself with multiple firearms including a .44 caliber revolver, a .45 caliber pistol, a 9mm pistol, a .380 caliber pistol, an AK-47 assault rifle, two 12 gauge shotguns, a 20 gauge shotgun and a large amount of ammunition.

On Oct. 23 of last year, four men tried to rob Carrico at his home in the 18000 block of Warrick Street in St. Joseph County.

Gunfire was exchanged between Carrico and the four men, and 40-year-old Michael Jackson died in the shoot-out.

The men who were with Jackson are all facing charges in his death.