Judge Lowers Suspect's Bond

As a judge lowered Byron Taylor’s bond from $4 million to $800,000 Monday, one man screamed in the courtroom.

Taylor was charged with assault in a shooting at Papa's Pizza at Union Place in Hartford at 2:13 a.m. Saturday that left five people injured, one of whom is in serious condition.

Five people had been shot inside of the restaurant, police said. The victims fled out into the street and police nabbed Byron Taylor, who was arrested.

All five victims were taken to the hospital. Four had non-life threatening injuries while the fifth victim was shot in the back and is in serious condition, police said.

Taylor was being held on $4 million bond until it was reduced on Monday.

Outside the court Monday, Taylor’s friends and relatives screamed back at the man who had screamed in court.

Courthouse security kept them apart, but by the time police arrived, the group had left.

Taylor is on parole until November on a 2005 conviction for conspiracy to commit assault.

His lawyer, Gerry Klein, said the victim made no statement against Taylor and added that the police have no evidence.

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