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Man accused of shooting 4-year-old daughter, lying to police about it makes initial court appearance

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee man charged in the shooting of his 4-year-old daughter made his first court appearance on Friday, Oct. 25.

Myles Kovac, 33, is charged with two felonies and one misdemeanor and the court commissioner set his bail at $10,000. 

Kovac is charged with felony neglect of a child, felony possession of a firearm by a felon and misdemeanor obstructing an officer. 

Kovac pleaded not guilty to the misdemeanor. 

The shooting happened on Sunday, Oct. 20 near 60th and Warnimont. 

After telling police various versions of the story, Kovac said two masked gunman woke him up and demanded money. Kovac told police he lied because he didn't want his daughter's mother to know he was dealing drugs out of the home. 

The state argued that Kovac's bail should be a lot higher because at the time the shooting happened he was already a felon and wasn't legally allowed to have a gun. 

"On top of that, the stories that this defendant told law enforcement. I think they add up to three or four possibly five different completely different stories, assertions of what happened instead of the truth," the state asserted. 

Kovac could spend a little more than 23 years behind bars if found guilty on all of the charges. 

He's due back in court on Nov. 4 for his preliminary hearing. 

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