A judge has refused to reduce the bail for a man charged with the attempted murder of a southern New Jersey police officer.
Burlington County authorities have said 21-year-old Eugene Taylor of Clementon and Delanco Patrolman Francisco Ambrifi were both shot and wounded May 14 as they struggled on a street. The officer fired his weapon after Taylor allegedly tried to disarm him.
Taylor has been held on $350,000 cash bail since the shootings occurred, and sought to have it lowered during a court hearing Friday. But the Burlington County Times reports that the judge refused, citing the "very violent nature" of the incident.
Besides the attempted murder count, Taylor also faces charges of aggravated assault, disarming a law enforcement officer, threatening violence, obstruction, violent behavior and inconvenient annoyance.