Officers said they found him in a driveway between the baseball field and the skate park.
The cause of death was found to be a gunshot wound to the chest.
New Britain police said they do not know why Taylor was in the area.
They are continuing to investigate with state police and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner and the New Britain State's Attorney's Office.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the New Britain Police Department at at 860-826-3138. Anonymous tips may also be made on the community tip line at 860-826-3199 or online at newbritainpolice.org.