A Young man accused of going on a shooting spree within the last month, including the Gall Hill murder on August 21, has been remanded to HMP Dodds until October 5.
Twenty-eight-year-old Damien Rommel Springer of St Judes, St George appeared before Acting Magistrate Sandra Rawlins in the District ‘A’ Traffic Court on several indictable charges, including the murder of Shawn Omar Taylor, 37, of Lodge Road, Christ Church on August 21 at Gall Hill, Christ Church, a short distance away from where Taylor’s boyhood friend Orwin Moore was gunned down at Cane Vale Crescent, in the same parish about 24 hours earlier.
Springer was not required to plead to that offence or the charge of unlawfully wounding Pierre Small on that same date with intent to maim, disfigure or disable him or to do some serious bodily harm to him.
Springer, who is being represented by attorney-at-law Rasheed Belgrave, is also accused of discharging a firearm along Gall Hill Main Road that placed Reshawn Greene in danger of death or serious bodily harm.
He is also alleged to have placed Shakee Greene in danger of death or serious bodily harm when he reportedly discharged a firearm along Mullion Lane, Gall Hill on August 21, as well as using firearm without a valid licence on that same day.
The unemployed man is also charged with possessing a firearm and 12 rounds of ammunition on September 1.
He will appear in the Oistins Magistrates’ Court to face these charges on October 5.
Springer will also make an appearance in the No.2 District ‘A’ Magistrates’ Court on October 3, charged with entering Divi Southwinds as a trespasser on April 27, 2016 with intent to steal. He is alleged to have had a firearm at that time.
However, before going to the St Philip penal institution Springer first had to make a stop at the High Court for a Habeas Corpus hearing this afternoon.
Barbados TODAY understands that Springer, who had been in police custody since September 1, filed the application against the attorney general and the commissioner of police through another lawyer, on the grounds that he was being unlawfully detained.
Attorney in the Solicitor General’s Office Jared Richards told Rawlins in court this morning that the hearing was “for the respondents in this matter to show cause why Mr Springer’s detention ought not to be deemed unlawful”.
However, when the matter went before Justice Olson Alleyne around 1p.m, the application was withdrawn as Springer had since been charged.