LA CROSSE, Wis. — A La Crosse County judge has denied a request to lower bond for a man charged with shooting and wounding a police officer.

An attorney for 35-year-old Allen Kruk had asked that the defendant be released on a signature bond with house arrest so he wouldn't be at risk of contracting the new coronavirus in jail.

Judge Ramona Gonzalez denied that request Tuesday.

The La Crosse Tribun e reports Kruk has been in the La Crosse County Jail on a $50,000 bond since he was charged Sept. 6 with attempted first-degree intentional homicide using a dangerous weapon and several other counts.

Kruk is accused of shooting La Crosse Officer Dustin Darling last summer once in his bullet proof vest after the officer responded to a domestic call.

Kruk's trial remains scheduled for July.