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Man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman must wear GPS device

ORLANDO — A Florida judge has ordered the man accused of shooting at George Zimmerman to wear a GPS monitoring device that alerts Zimmerman if he comes near.

During a Friday hearing, Judge Debra Nelson amended Matthew Apperson’s $35,000 bond to require him to wear the monitoring device.

A different judge previously said GPS monitoring was not required because Zimmerman did not want his whereabouts publicly known, CNN affiliate WKMG reported.

In the motion to change the bond requirements, officials said Zimmerman’s address won’t be needed because he will be fitted with a device that goes off if Apperson comes within a certain distance, WKMG said.

Zimmerman became a public figure when he fatally shot teenager Trayvon Martin. He was acquitted of charges in 2013 in a trial that Judge Nelson presided over.

Apperson is accused of firing a gun at Zimmerman on May 11 while driving down the street in Lake Mary, Florida.

The bullet went through Zimmerman’s right passenger window and came close to hitting Zimmerman in the head, authorities said.

This was the third time Apperson had a run in with Zimmerman. The arrest report said Apperson had a fixation with Zimmerman.

Apperson claimed Zimmerman threatened him last year during a road rage incident and that Zimmerman was stalking him outside his house. Lake Mary Police were called each time, but police said Apperson chose not to press charges.

Apperson is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and firing a deadly missile into an occupied vehicle.

His arraignment is scheduled for June 23.