Milwaukee dad charged in shooting that hurt daughter, self

October 26, 2019

This undated photo provided by the Milwaukee County Jail shows Myles Kovac. The Milwaukee father who initially told police his 4-year-old daughter found his loaded gun and accidentally shot them both has been charged in the shooting. Prosecutors say the 33-year-old father is actually the one who fired the gun. His daughter suffered a gunshot wound to her foot in the shooting on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Kovac was treated for a graze wound.
MILWAUKEE  A Milwaukee father who initially told police his 4-year-old daughter found his loaded gun and accidentally shot them both has been charged in the shooting.

Prosecutors say the 33-year-old father, Myles Kovac, is actually the one who fired the gun. His daughter suffered a gunshot wound to her foot in Sunday's shooting. Kovac was treated for a graze wound.

Kovac was charged Thursday with child neglect resulting in great bodily harm, obstructing an officer and possessing a gun as a felon. A criminal complaint says Kovac gave conflicting stories to investigators and eventually confessed to firing the gun. He did not explain what happened.

The three charges against Kovac carry a maximum 23 years in prison upon conviction. Kovac's attorney didn't immediately return a phone call seeking comment.

 

 

Associated Press

 

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