A man being sought in the shooting of his ex-girlfriend’s mother at the front door of the family’s Montgomery County home was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound Monday night in Chester County, the county district attorney said.
Montgomery County officials had been searching for Gregory Feldman, 30, who police say shot his ex-girlfriend’s mother at their Limerick Township home on Friday because he wanted his girlfriend to “feel [his] pain.”
He was found dead in a Schuylkill Township parking lot, said Chester County District Attorney Thomas Hogan.
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office had announced a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Feldman, who they said was last seen driving a black 2016 Mazda 6 sedan with license plate KFC-4605.
Authorities could not put an estimate on the number of tips received Monday afternoon but said each had been thoroughly investigated.
Amy Hermann, 48, was shot twice and remained hospitalized Monday, authorities said. She is expected to recover from the injuries to her chest and neck.
Feldman had been “considered armed and dangerous,” according to the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office.
After Friday’s shooting, Lower Salford police said they visited Feldman’s last registered address, an apartment on Montgomery Drive in Harleysville. The current tenants told police that Feldman moved out several months ago and that they had no additional information about him.
Lower Salford police had no record of run-ins with Feldman.
“Absolutely nothing,” Sgt. Cory Moyer said. “We had no contact with him during the time he lived there.”
Feldman, who graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a biomedical engineering degree, was known to other police departments, however.
This month, he was charged with DUI in Montgomery Township, according to court records. He was arrested twice in Lehigh County in 2015 on misdemeanor drug charges. In March 2016, he pleaded guilty to one of the drug charges and was sentenced to a year’s probation.
Reached by phone, an Allentown attorney, who court records indicate represented Feldman in that case, said he did not feel comfortable discussing Feldman and did not think he could offer any insight.
A certified summons related to Feldman’s DUI charge was accepted on Thursday, a day before the shooting, according to court records. Feldman’s preliminary hearing in that case was scheduled for Oct. 24, but no lawyer for Feldman was listed on court documents as of Monday. Feldman could not reached for comment.
Feldman was also known to have a “grudge” against a doctor whose office is located near Grand View Hospital in Sellersville, Pennridge Regional Police said. Authorities told the doctor to cancel all his appointments as a precaution. The doctor’s identity was not released.
At the advice of police, Grand View Hospital implemented increased security measures on Friday, “because of the unknown,” hospital spokeswoman Susan Ferrari said. Those precautions included limiting the number of locations at which patients could enter the facility and checking IDs at those entrances.
As of Monday, “we’re back to business as usual,” said Ferrari. However, she added, extra security was in place and employees had been asked to remain vigilant.
Pennridge Regional Police said that Friday’s reports of an active shooter at the hospital were unfounded and that the hospital’s proximity to the doctor’s office was why the hospital took precautions.
Feldman allegedly arrived at the Hermann residence on Long Meadow Road around noon Friday, according to court documents. Amy Hermann told police she was talking with her daughter, Rebecca, when the doorbell rang. Amy Hermann opened the door to see that it was Feldman, Rebecca’s ex-boyfriend. Feldman asked for “Becca” and wanted to know how she was doing, according to the documents.
After Amy Hermann told Feldman he shouldn’t be there, Feldman said, “I have something for Becca,” and pulled a long-barreled gun from his pants pocket, according to the documents. Feldman allegedly shot Amy Hermann twice and the gun misfired several more times. According to the documents, Feldman then stepped into the house, dropped his backpack, and took Amy Hermann’s cellphone.
After the shooting, Rebecca Hermann told police her current boyfriend called Amy Hermann’s cellphone. Feldman picked up, demanding to speak to Rebecca Hermann. When she got on the line, Feldman allegedly told her “I wanted you to feel my pain,” according to the documents. A warrant has been issued for Feldman’s arrest. Feldman, who does not have a license to carry a gun, faces charges that include attempted murder and aggravated assault.
Feldman previously lived in Macungie, less than 10 miles from Allentown. According to his Facebook page, he graduated from Emmaus High School and in 2015 began working as an environmental lab technician for Stericycle, a medical waste management company based in Illinois. The company also has a corporate office in Southampton, Bucks County.
The Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office said the public has already helped in sharing information about the search on social media. Its Friday Facebook post about Feldman had the most views and shares of any post they have ever done, they said, and a wanted poster released on Monday was also being shared widely.