Correctional Officer Shervin Smith has been committed to stand trial on attempted murder, reckless grievous harm and reckless wounding for a shooting incident in front the court house in Castries on Jan. 9, 2012 which resulted in injuries to three civilians.
At the time of the incident, Smith was on duty and in the presence of at least two police officers, according to court records.
It is further reported that Smith had become embroiled in an altercation with one Tally Alexander threatened to stab the Bordelaise officer at one point in their confrontation.
Witnesses stated that initially both combatants walked away from the confrontation; however Alexander continued spouting off verbally toward Smith who took exception and responded in kind.
It was reported that at one point Alexander turned toward Smith and approached him aggressively with a concealed object in his hands. Smith then withdrew his 9mm service revolver and fired in the direction of Alexander.
After the confrontation, Smith was relieved of his weapon by investigators and three people were transported to Victoria Hospital.
Alexander sustained injuries which required immediate and life-saving measures. Two other witnesses, Nadia Johnny and Roger Henry, were also transported to Victoria Hospital where they were treated and released.
Smith will stand trial for the attempted murder of Alexander, reckless grievous harm of Johnny and reckless wounding of Henry.
He will return to court at a date yet to be determined.