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$5M bond set for ex-con in fatal shooting of girl, 5, sitting in vehicle with mom in Cleveland

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    Geoffrey Gurkovich waits to be arraigned before a judge Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Cleveland. Gurkovich is charged with aggravated murder in the Cleveland shooting of a 5-year-old girl. Gurkovich's bond was set at $5 million. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) (The Associated Press)

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    Geoffrey Gurkovich waits to be arraigned before a judge Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Cleveland. Gurkovich is charged with aggravated murder in the Cleveland shooting of a 5-year-old girl. Gurkovich's bond was set at $5 million. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) (The Associated Press)

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    Geoffrey Gurkovich, right, toward the bench for his arraignment Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Cleveland. Gurkovich is charged with aggravated murder in the Cleveland shooting of a 5-year-old girl. Gurkovich's bond was set at $5 million. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) (The Associated Press)

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    Geoffrey Gurkovich, right, stands before a judge during his arraignment Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014, in Cleveland. Gurkovich is charged with aggravated murder in the Cleveland shooting of a 5-year-old girl. Gurkovich's bond was set at $5 million. Ralph DeFranco, his attorney, is on the left. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) (The Associated Press)

Bond has been set at $5 million for an ex-con charged in the Cleveland death of a 5-year-old girl who was shot in the head while sitting in a vehicle with her mother.

Geoffrey Gurkovich appeared Thursday in Municipal Court on an aggravated murder charge. No attorney for him was listed in court records detailing the charge.

The 32-year-old Cleveland man is accused of killing Jermani (JEHR'-muh-nee) Brooks, who was shot Sunday. Her mother was wounded and hospitalized in fair condition.

Police allege Gurkovich intended to shoot a man who got into an argument with his girlfriend. They say Jermani apparently was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Relatives planned a vigil Thursday, on what would have been Jermani's sixth birthday.

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