Tempers flared on the steps of the Golden Hill Street courthouse as family and friends of a teenage victim and the two men charged with his Aug. 2 murder exchanged words, threats and finally punches early Monday.
The incident occurred just moments before Tysaaun Anderson, 18, and Kyle Brodie, 17, were to appear on the murder charge. Superior Court Judge Eddie Rodriguez ordered them held on $1 million bond and transferred their cases to the Main Street courthouse.
A small army of state troopers, Bridgeport police and judicial marshals converged on the scene after hearing inaccurate reports that shots were fired. State Police Lt. J. Paul Vance said no shots were fired nor was any weapons displayed.
Arrested were Jose Gullap, 26, charged with third-degree assault and second degree breach of peace, while Jessica Gullap, 20, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief. Both have been ordered to appear in court on Jan. 11.
Tyrell Simms, 20, was charged with threatening and breach of peace, and was ordered to be in court on Jan. 10.
The Gullaps are related to George Gullap, who was shot to death on the afternoon of Aug. 2 while walking on Hallett near Ogden Streets. A teenage friend was wounded in the attack.
Anderson and Brodie are charged with murder; conspiracy to commit murder; first-degree assault; carrying a pistol without a permit and first-degree larceny.
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