- Berkshire District Attorney's Office
Media Contact for Berkshire District Attorney’s Office Obtains Guilty Verdicts In Nick Carnevale Shooting
Andy McKeever, Public Information Officer
PITTSFIELD — The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office obtained guilty convictions of the person who shot Nicholas Carnevale.
On Friday, after a three-week trial, a Berkshire Superior Court jury found Luis Delvalle-Rodriguez, 27, of Pittsfield guilty of shooting of Carnevale on Aug. 21, 2018, at a party at the Ashley Reservoir on October Mountain.
“I thank the jurors for their careful deliberation, the State Police for an exhaustive investigation, and the trial team for supporting the victims and for skillfully presenting the evidence that ultimately resulted in these convictions,” District Attorney Andrea Harrington said.
“I am relieved for the Carnevale family, who endured a court process that was significantly extended due to the COVID-19 court shutdowns with grace and continue to support Nick’s recovery. I hope these just convictions support Nick in his healing from the pain these defendants inflicted upon him.”
The jury found Delvalle-Rodriguez guilty of armed assault with intent to murder, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, armed kidnapping with serious bodily injury, two counts of armed kidnapping, two counts of assault and battery, and malicious damage to a motor vehicle.
Judge Maureen Hogan scheduled sentencing for Wednesday.
The jury acquitted Christopher Frazier, 22, of Pittsfield of the same charges. Delvalle-Rodriguez was the shooter and Frazier was charged as part of a joint-venture with others for the attack.
Delvalle-Rodriguez and Frazier are two of four accused of participating in the attack of then 19-year-old Carnevale, of Cheshire, which included pulling him from a vehicle, assaulting him, and then shooting him in the head.
The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office previously obtained guilty convictions of Kevin Nieves and Daquan Douglas for their roles in the shooting. The court initially sentenced Nieves to 20 to 25 years in State Prison but is expected to increase that sentence in accordance with the Commonwealth’s arguments and the court sentenced Douglas to serve up to four years on a single count of misleading a police officer.
The Berkshire State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office, the Massachusetts State Police Crime Scene Services and Ballistics Sections, forensic scientists assigned to the State Police Crime Laboratory, state troopers from the Lee and Cheshire barracks, members of the Pittsfield, Dalton, Washington and Hinsdale Police Departments and the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Department all participated in the investigation.
Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington’s office serves all 32 cities and towns in Berkshire County. The office represents the Commonwealth in more than 7,500 criminal cases per year in Berkshire Superior Court, three district courts, three juvenile courts, Massachusetts Appeals Court, and Supreme Judicial Court. The office works closely with the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office, the Berkshire Law Enforcement Task Force, and collaborates with local police departments across the county. A dedicated staff of more than 50 prioritizes public safety, empowering victims and witnesses through services and support, and building a safe community for everyone and especially the most vulnerable.