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Alleged George Zimmerman shooter ordered to wear GPS

Matthew Apperson, who was arrested for allegedly shooting at George Zimmerman during a highway confrontation, is seen in a booking photo released Friday, May 15, 2015, by police in Lake Mary, Florida.

WKMG

SANFORD, Fla. - A judge ruled Friday that the man who was arrested after being accused of firing a gun into George Zimmerman's truck earlier this month should be fitted with a GPS monitoring device, CBS affiliate WKMG reported.

Matthew Apperson turned himself in to authorities earlier in May and was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and firing a "deadly missile" into an occupied conveyance, according to an arrest report.

A judge had previously said that there is no GPS monitoring required because Zimmerman did not want his own whereabouts publicly known. In the motion, officials reportedly said Zimmerman's address would not need to be provided for Apperson to receive GPS monitoring.

WKMG reports that Zimmerman will also be fitted with an alarm-type device that would go off if Apperson comes within a certain distance of him.

Also in the motion, the state reportedly said that Apperson has a history of mental illness, including bipolar disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. Police wrote in an arrest report that Apperson appeared to have a "fixation" with Zimmerman and that Apperson had recently been admitted to a mental institution.

Zimmerman wasn't hit by the bullet Apperson allegedly fired, but he was hit by glass and shrapnel. He was checked out at a hospital and released a short time later.

Apperson said he shot at Zimmerman's SUV out of a fear for his life after Zimmerman waved a gun at him, according to police. Zimmerman denies the claims.

Apperson's arraignment will be June 23 with Judge Debra Nelson, the same judge who presided over the Zimmerman-Trayvon Martin trial. On Feb 26, 2012, Zimmerman shot and killed 17-year-old Martin. He claimed that he shot the teen in self-defense and was acquitted of second-degree murder by a jury in 2013.