SCHUYLKILL TOWNSHIP PA – The body of a Harleysville man who had been sought by law enforcement for days, after he fled from a Limerick Township property where he allegedly shot the mother of a former girlfriend, was found by responding police officers Monday night (Sept. 25, 2017) shortly after 11 p.m. in a car outside a Wawa store at 120 Schuylkill Rd.
Authorities say Gregory Feldman, 30, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
An employee at the convenience store on the corner of Routes 23 and 113, where a Phoenixville Police Department patrol had stopped, reported there a suspicious vehicle parked outside. It matched a description of one Feldman drove Friday (Sept. 22, 2017) after he left a Long Meadow Road home in Limerick, where victim Amy Hermann, 48, had been shot twice in the chest and shoulder.
The Phoenixville unit called in officers from Schuylkill and East Pikeland departments, according to a post on the Schuylkill police Facebook page. Because Feldman was known to be armed and dangerous, the department said the officers “organized a tactical approach to the vehicle and shouted commands to the driver.”
He didn’t respond. Officers “moved in on the vehicle, (and) gained entry,” to find the deceased driver – who they determined to be Feldman – inside, the department stated.
Schuylkill police were additionally assisted at the scene by Limerick Township police, Chester County Detectives, and the Chester County Coroner’s Office, they said.
Feldman was facing charges that included attempted murder, aggravated assault, robbery, and burglary in the shooting of Hermann, who was the mother of a woman with whom he had a relationship. The shots were fired on the family’s front porch. Hermann, who was hospitalized, is expected to survive, according to the post.
The Limerick department Tuesday (Sept. 26) on its Facebook page offered thanks to the public for its help during the shooting investigation:
“Following Friday’s horrific incident, we received a great number of helpful tips and very appreciated assistance from other agencies to pursue those tips,” its said. “We want to thank the brave victim and her family for their patience during a very tiring investigation. Additionally, we are appreciative of the unabated cooperation of those who knew the actor, as they too were left scarred by his actions. While little optimism can be pulled from such a senseless tragedy, our department is very proud of the excellent support shown for the victim and her family by our community. Thank you all.”
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