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Man accused of shooting 12-year-old boy faces new charges

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A man accused of shooting a 12 year old Louisville boy pleads not guilty to new charges.

56-year-old Michael Bishop was arraigned in circuit court Monday on reduced charges of first degree assault, wanton endangerment, and tampering with physical evidence.

He was originally charged with attempted murder.

12-year-old Jacob Eberle was shot two weeks ago in the Glenmary neighborhood after police say several kids were ringing doorbells and running away.

Prosecutors filed a motion asking for a higher bail - the judge set it at 50-thousand dollars.

Bishop posted it and walked out of Metro Corrections late Monday.

Posted earlier on Monday:  LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- The man accused of shooting a 12-year-old Louisville boy is scheduled to face a judge Monday.  56-year-old Michael Bishop is set to be arraigned on new charges of first degree assault, wanton endangerment, and tampering with physical evidence.

He was initially charged with attempted murder, but those charges were reduced last week.  Brian Butler, Bishop's attorney, said Monday, "The real work starts now.  We will get a copy of the Commonwealth's discovery and get an opportunity to see what they say happened that night and what witnesses say, and make decisions about what we need to do next."

Click here for an earlier story on the shooting.

12-year-old Jacob Eberle was shot two weeks ago in the Glenmary neighborhood.  Police say several kids were ringing doorbells and running away.  Bart McMahon, Jacob's uncle, tells WDRB News, "He's doing well.  He's having some emotional issues as you can expect.  Physically he's recovering."

Jacob was hospitalized for a week but is now at home.

Click here for an earlier story on Jacob's release from the hospital.

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