Woman allowed the man to stay at her home, when he allegedly threatened to kill her and requested sexual intercourse.
One officer suffered a broken hand, while the other suffered a sprained thumb, police said.
According to court documents, Mr. Smith racked two different rounds through a gun and pulled the trigger.
He is accused of holding her at gunpoint and threatening to kill her if she did not comply.
Arnold Mansfield, Jr., 25, of the 700 block of Magnolia Street, is charged with three counts of arson.