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Man pleads not guilty in child's shooting death, bond remains at $5M

Geoffrey Gurkovich Geoffrey Gurkovich
Jermani Brooks Jermani Brooks

The man accused of shooting a five-year-old Cleveland girl and her mother while they were sitting in a parked SUV was arraigned on Wednesday morning. 

Geoffrey Gurkovich, 32, pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder, felony assault, weapons charges and tampering with evidence. His bond remains at $5M.

Little Jermani Brooks and her mother, Noni, were shot in the head on the city's west side. The five-year-old girl was killed. Noni survived, but lost an eye. 

Police say the Brooks family was not his intended target.

Gurkovich is due back in court on Feb. 10.

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