FORT WORTH--The man arrested in connection with the shooting of a Fort Worth cop is now out of jail. Ed Mciver, Jr. posted a $17,000 bond Wednesday morning after spending three months behind bars.
"We're ecstatic, to say the least," McIver's lawyer Brian Walker told NewsFix. "This big kid right here is happy that he's out. Of course, I'm happy. His family is happy. We're all elated that he's going to get a little taste of freedom."
Back in March, McIver and his father Ed McIver, Sr. led police on a chase that was followed by a shootout with Fort Worth police. Officer Matt Pearce was critically injured. McIver, Sr. was fatally shot and Junior was arrested.
Last week a Tarrant County grand jury no billed McIver Jr. The DA re-filed the attempted capital murder charge along with possession of controlled substance. During a motion hearing on Monday, Mciver Jr's lawyer said his client was being held illegally.
"Under the law if an individual is being held without probable cause, that is an illegal detention," Walker explained.
The defense convinced the judge to lower his bond and McIver Jr. posted it.
Under his probation, McIver is required to wear a GPS ankle monitor and a device that detects alcohol. He can't be caught with firearms, and must live in Parker or Tarrant county.
The DA's office is also counting on the re-filed charges to be put back in the hands of a grand jury.