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CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – A Missouri judge has refused to reduce the bond of a man accused of shooting two police officers during a rally in Ferguson.

Jeffrey Williams is accused of wounding the officers on March 12, during an early-morning rally sparked by the resignation of Ferguson’s police chief. Both officers are expected to recover.

His attorneys asked that his $300,000 cash bond be reduced so he only would have to come up with $10,000. But the request was denied Tuesday during a hearing in St. Louis County Circuit Court.

Williams is charged with felony assault, armed criminal action and a weapons offense.

Prosecutors allege the 20-year-old told investigators he fired a gun but was aiming at someone else. His attorney says Williams never fired a weapon that day.