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Shelton Herald is accused of shooting HPD Officer Jason Rhodes. (KTRK)

A judge has upgraded bond for a man accused of shooting a Houston police officer.

Shelton Herald's bond was increased from $100,000 to $150,000 on an aggravated assault charge, and kept the $50,000 bond for his felon in possession charge.

Herald is accused of shooting Houston Police Officer Jason Rhodes earlier this week outside a Dollar General store in northeast Houston.

His victim says he saw two suspicious men in hoodies sneaking around the side of the store when he approached them. Both men took off running, leaping over fences into residential yards.

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Rhodes continued to pursue the men, and that is when Herald allegedly pulled out a pistol, turned and opened fire. Rhodes say Herald fired three times at him.

Prosecutors allege that Herald was attempting to kill Officer Rhodes. His defense, however, says their client is bipolar.

The second man who Rhodes says he observed, a juvenile suspect, identified Herald after he was caught by police. Herald was later caught while hiding in the woods.

Prosecutors said in court that Herald is to have no contact with the officer, nor the other suspect in the case. He is also not to have any contact with witnesses and cannot go to any dollar stores.

Herald will be required to wear a GPS monitor if he bonds out of court.

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