Man Accused in Fort Worth Officer Shooting May Bond Out of Jail Wednesday

A man accused in the shooting of a Fort Worth police officer may get out of jail Wednesday.

Ed McIver, Junior posted bond on Tuesday at the Tarrant County Jail.

McIver, Jr. is charged with attempted capital murder in the shooting of Officer Matt Pearce in March.

Pearce spent several weeks in the hospital and is still recovering from his injuries.

However, a grand jury no-billed him last week, meaning they did not find enough evidence to go to trial.

The district attorney immediately refiled the charges against McIver and he was re-booked into jail without leaving his cell.

A defense attorney claims it was Ed McIver, Senior who shot Pearce after a chase through Fort Worth.

He said McIver, Junior never fired a gun, even begging him to stop and pull over.

McIver, Senior was killed in a shootout with police.

On Monday, a judge lowered McIver, Junior's bond from $2 million to $17,000 on the attempted murder charge and a couple of drug charges.

Sources tell NBC 5 he will be processed and likely walk out of jail Wednesday morning.

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