This article was originally published on on Aug. 21, 2017

An Erie man accused of having a gun that city police found while investigating a shots-fired report on Aug. 6 waived the criminal charges against him to court on Monday.

Tywan L. Salter, 26, waived his preliminary hearing before Erie 1st Ward District Judge Sue Mack on charges of carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a weapon and loitering and prowling. Mack changed the bond holding Salter in the Erie County Prison from $50,000 to $25,000.

Erie police said they recovered a gun from Salter that was concealed on him when officers saw him walking through a backyard as they were investigating a report of shots fired in the area of East Sixth Street and East Avenue on Aug. 6 at about 5:45 a.m., according to information in the criminal complaint.