Man who shot ex-girl­friend’s mom is found dead

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A Lower Sal­ford man wanted in con­nec­tion with the Sept. 22 shoot­ing of a Lim­er­ick Town­ship woman was found dead in Schuylkill Town­ship Mon­day night.

Gregory D. Feld­man, 30, died of a self-in­flicted gun­shot wound, ac­cord­ing to Ch­ester County Dis­trict At­tor­ney Tom Ho­gan.

Feld­man had al­legedly told his ex-girl­friend, “I wanted you to feel my pain,” af­ter he shot and wounded her mother at their Lim­er­ick home.

Ac­cord­ing to a Face­book post from Schuylkill Town­ship Po­lice, Feld­man was dis­cov­ered shortly af­ter 11 p.m. when a Phoenixville Po­lice of­fi­cer stopped at Wawa, 120 Schuylkill Road, and was ad­vised by work­ers of a sus­pi­cious ve­hi­cle in the park­ing lot. The of­fi­cer rec­og­nized the ve­hi­cle as the one that was in­volved in a shoot­ing in Lim­er­ick on Fri­day and called one of the on-duty Schuylkill of­fi­cers to re­port it.

Of­fi­cers from the Schuylkill Town­ship Po­lice Depart­ment re­sponded and were joined bymem­bers of the Phoenixville Po­lice and East Pike­land Town­ship po­lice de­part­ments. Schuylkill Town­ship of­fi­cers or­ga­nized a tac­ti­cal ap­proach to the ve­hi­cle un­der the as­sump­tion that Feld­man was armed. Po­lice shouted com­mands to the driver but when they did

not get a re­sponse, the of­fi­cers moved in on the ve­hi­cle, gained en­try and were able to de­ter­mine that the driver was in­deed Gregory Feld­man, who was also de­ceased, po­lice said.

Schuylkill Town­ship Po­lice were as­sisted at the scene by the Lim­er­ick Town­ship Po­lice Depart­ment, the Ch­ester County De­tec­tives and the Ch­ester County Coro­ner’s Of­fice.

Ear­lier on Mon­day, the Mont­gomery County Dis­trict At­tor­ney’s Of­fice had an­nounced it was of­fer­ing a $1,000 re­ward for in­for­ma­tion lead­ing to the ap­pre­hen­sion of Feld­man.

“The Mont­gomery County de­tec­tives as well as Lim­er­ick po­lice are ac­tively in­ves­ti­gat­ing and search­ing for him. We could use some tips and help from the pub­lic so we are of­fer­ing a $1,000 re­ward for any tips that would lead to his ap­pre­hen­sion,” Kate De­lano, di­rec­tor of com­mu­ni­ca­tions for the dis­trict at­tor­ney’s of­fice, said on Mon­day.

“He is con­sid­ered armed and dan­ger­ous and so if some­one sees him they should call 911,” De­lano added.

De­lano said de­tec­tives are “fol­low­ing up on tips.”

“Thank­fully, the pub­lic has re­sponded and has shared our so­cial me­dia posts, so his photo is out there as be­ing wanted. Hope­fully that will re­sult in a quick res­o­lu­tion to this and he will be ap­pre­hended,” De­lano said.

Au­thor­i­ties said Feld­man was last seen driv­ing a black, 2016 Mazda 6 sedan with li­cense plate KFC 4705.

An ar­rest war­rant was is­sued for Feld­man on charges of at­tempted mur­der, ag­gra­vated as­sault, rob­bery, bur­glary, reck­lessly en­dan­ger­ing an­other per­son and firearms not to be car­ried with­out a li­cense in con­nec­tion with the al­leged shoot­ing.

The in­ves­ti­ga­tion be­gan at 12:18 p.m. Sept. 22 when Lim­er­ick po­lice re­sponded to the first block of Long Meadow Road for a re­port of a “fe­male shot in the chest,” ac­cord­ing to a crim­i­nal com­plaint. The first of­fi­cers at the scene found a 48-year-old woman sit­ting on her porch, hold­ing her chest, and be­ing as­sisted by her hus­band.

“The vic­tim was able to speak to the of­fi­cers and when asked who had shot her, said, ‘Feld­man, my daugh­ter’s ex-boyfriend,’” Lim­er­ick De­tec­tive Ernie Mor­ris wrote in the ar­rest af­fi­davit.

Wit­nesses re­ported Feld­man left the scene in a black 2016 Mazda 6 sedan, li­cense plate KFC 4605. The vic­tim, iden­ti­fied in court pa­pers as Amy Her­mann was taken to Le­high Val­ley Hos­pi­tal near Al­len­town, where she was treated for two gun­shot wounds, one to the chest and one to the neck, ac­cord­ing to the crim­i­nal com­plaint.

Her­mann later told de­tec­tives she was in­side her home speak­ing with her daugh­ter when the front door­bell rang and when she an­swered she found Feld­man stand­ing on her doorstep. Feld­man asked the vic­tim how her daugh­ter was do­ing and Her­mann in­formed Feld­man he should not be at the home, ac­cord­ing to court pa­pers.

Feld­man al­legedly then stated he had “some­thing” for his ex-girl­friend, “at which point he reached into his front pants pocket and pulled out a long-bar­reled hand­gun,” Mor­ris wrote in the crim­i­nal com­plaint.

Her­mann told de­tec­tives that Feld­man shot her twice, fol­lowed by sev­eral ad­di­tional at­tempted shots that ap­par­ently mis­fired, ac­cord­ing to the ar- rest af­fi­davit.

“Af­ter fir­ing the shot, Feld­man took a step into the house, dropped the back­pack he was car­ry­ing and then took the vic­tim’s cell­phone,” Mor­ris al­leged.

Court pa­pers in­di­cate that the cur­rent boyfriend of Her­mann’s daugh­ter later called the vic­tim’s stolen cell­phone and Feld­man an­swered the phone and de­manded to speak to his ex-girl­friend, iden­ti­fied as Re­becca Her­mann.

“When she got on the line and spoke with Feld­man, he told her, ‘I wanted you to feel my pain,’” ac­cord­ing to the crim­i­nal com­plaint.

A records check de­ter­mined that Feld­man does not pos­sess a li­cense to carry a con­cealed weapon.

Amy Her­mann is ex­pected to re­cover from her gun­shot wounds, ac­cord­ing to au­thor­i­ties.

Gregory D. Feld­man

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