CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — A Corpus Christi man who went on a 45-minute crime spree back in August, which included robbing a bank at gunpoint, will spend 135 months (11.25 years) in federal prison, U.S. Attorney Alamdar S. Hamdani announced Wednesday.
Anthony Carrington, 43, also shot two people during the crime spree, one on Elizabeth St. and Brownlee Blvd. and one at P.F. Chang's in La Palmera Mall, officials said. The man that was shot at P.F. Chang's later died of his injuries.
Carrington pleaded guilty only to the bank robbery and a firearms charge on Jan. 4 and was sentenced by U.S. District Judge David S. Morales for those two crimes on Wednesday, March 29.
Carrington received a 51-month prison sentence for the robbery and will serve 84 months for the firearms charge, which must be served consecutively. He will serve 5 years of supervised release after his prison sentence, federal officials said.
It is unclear if Carrington will face more prison time for the homicide and a second shooting during the crime spree. 3NEWS is working to get more information on this.
Timeline of August 8, 2022 crime spree
3 p.m.- Homeowner shot on Brownlee Blvd. and Elizabeth St.
It was about 3 p.m. August 8, 2022 when a 39-year-old man was shot at Brownlee Boulevard and Elizabeth Street. The victim ran to a nearby store for help, police said. When police and emergency crews arrived, they took him to a nearby hospital with critical injuries.
The suspect -- later identified as Carrington -- left the scene, heading for La Palmera Mall.
3:30 p.m.- Man shot at P.F. Chang's
Around 3:30 p.m., Carrington went into the P.F. Chang's at La Palmera Mall and shot Travis Boring, 34, during an argument. Carrington again fled that crime scene, according to Corpus Christi police.
3:41 p.m.- American Bank Robbery
Immediately after the P.F. Chang's shooting, a robbery was reported at the American Bank near La Palmera Mall on S. Padre Island Drive. Police say a man, later identified as Carrington, walked into the bank, showed his gun and demanded money from the teller. The teller gave the man the money and he left. Police wouldn't say how much money the man took.
4:20 p.m.- Carrington arrested
Carrington was arrested at the corner of Staples and Leopard streets around 4:20 p.m. the same day after a short police search. Carrington discarded the firearm used during the robbery and both shootings, federal officials said, which was later found by authorities in an empty grass lot.
Boring, 34, was treated and released from a local hospital after the P.F. Chang's shooting. He later experienced complications from those injuries and went to a hospital outside of city limits for treatment where he died. The identity of the other shooting victim is unknown.
Carrington is in custody and is awaiting transfer to a U.S. Bureau of Prisons facility.
The FBI conducted the investigation with the assistance of the Corpus Christi Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Marck prosecuted the case.
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