Trigger happy

Springer accused of Gall Hill murder and other shootings; remanded to Dodds

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.

16 Responses to Trigger happy

  1. Anfaani Henry
    Anfaani Henry September 8, 2017 at 11:55 pm


  2. Diana Cummins
    Diana Cummins September 9, 2017 at 12:00 am

    He need putting under a tap to sit down all day, water dripping slowly on his head, hands tied behind his back,too evil..

  3. Lwayne King
    Lwayne King September 9, 2017 at 12:41 am

    Some of these young men is be going through much from young but wen no one is hey to talk to us trust me the pot is get full an de only way is to act out

  4. Lwayne King
    Lwayne King September 9, 2017 at 12:42 am

    We need not to cry down a sister are a brother sometimes but try to help eachother by helping we never know we can save any lifes

  5. Christopher Carter
    Christopher Carter September 9, 2017 at 1:38 am

    Why these bajan young men look so happy after taken someone’s life i guess Dodds is the new five star hotel in Barbados smh

  6. Itz Queen
    Itz Queen September 9, 2017 at 1:59 am

    He was charged with killing Leroy Harewood now it’s likely he did it again.what do we do with him ? Now his Mother would say not my son.look at the pride in his face.he know the law too ,he know he shouldn’t be hold over a certain time unless change.

    • Rastabeauty Daffodil
      Rastabeauty Daffodil September 9, 2017 at 5:23 am

      That case was thrown out everyone of them walked!! he is accused they dont know for sure an yes he does kno the law tall

  7. Hyacinth Mayers
    Hyacinth Mayers September 9, 2017 at 2:12 am

    Caged him up fa life

  8. Ibukunoluwa Ayanfe Ozioma
    Ibukunoluwa Ayanfe Ozioma September 9, 2017 at 3:31 am

    These dangerous youth need to be taken off the streets! Confine in Dodd’s but, don’t make the food palatable. Ensure that they rise at 4 in the mornings and given hard labour!!

  9. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce September 9, 2017 at 4:21 am

    #BillboardBadman He hiding behind that smile, he gine cry like a baby in Jail. The gun slingers should be greeted with six of the best cat-o-nine-tails on the way into the prison van. Detour from Dodds to Glendairy that should wipe the smile off their face.

  10. Belfast September 9, 2017 at 4:13 pm

    They like guns and shooting. They should be made to join the Defence Force……as live targets on Paragon Ranges.

  11. Tony Millington September 10, 2017 at 11:38 am

    Death, no excuses


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