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Charging documents: Man allegedly shot, killed the mother of his 6-year-old child in Pikesville

Man charged with shooting death of woman in Pikesville
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BALTIMORE -- A man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of a woman who was found last week in Pikesville, Baltimore County police said. 

Levi Feldman, 53, faces first-degree murder and gun-related charges. Investigators are accusing him of killing the mother of his child, 45-year-old Lakisha Wheeler

Charging documents show that she had a protective order against him, which he violated after becoming jealous over her new relationship.

Officers found Wheeler suffering from "several injuries that were consistent with gunshot wounds" in the 7600 block of Labyrinth Road on July 7. She was pronounced dead at the scene. 

Following an autopsy, investigators determined that her death was a homicide "by way of multiple gunshot wounds," per the court records.

Video surveillance from Pikesville High School captured Wheeler parking on the school's parking lot around 7:45 a.m. on July 6, according to charging documents. A few minutes later, at 8:11 a.m., a Black man exited the front passenger seat of the car and begins to walk east on Smith Avenue, per the documents.

By that time, Wheeler had been reported missing. Court records show that the Baltimore Police Department had been alerted to her missing status in the evening hours of July 6.

Investigators later learned that Wheeler received a phone call from Feldman who said that "he had broken down" on I-83 and that "he needed tools out of the Honda Accord" that Wheeler was driving, according to the charging documents.

Wheeler agreed to help Feldman and left her home shortly after receiving his call, per court records.

Wheeler made a phone call to her 6-year-old son to check on him. She said she was going to work, but she was not heard from her after that, according to the charging documents.

Video footage from around the time of the murder helped detectives identify Feldman and track his movements after he exited the car in which Wheeler was found, per court records.

During their investigation, detectives learned that Wheeler's phone had been taken. Its last known location was at the intersection of Greenspring Avenue and Farringdon Road at 8::33 a.m. on July 6, according to charging documents.  

"This intersection and time frame corresponds with the location and time frame that Feldman traveled through this area on foot," according to the charging document. "Detectives believe that Feldman took Wheeler's cell phone after the murder and either discarded the phone or powered the device down in this area."

Further investigation revealed that Wheeler and Feldman had a domestic history that included a protective order, which Wheeler obtained against Feldman on Feb. 14, 2023.

Feldman violated that protective order on June 24, which prompted officers to issue a warrant for his arrest, per court records.

Charging documents show that he had learned that Wheeler was in a new relationship and had allegedly become jealous. He reportedly made an attempt to enter her home, but one of her friends stopped him.

Wheeler said that Feldman threatened to kill her and her new boyfriend at that time, per court records.

It was not immediately clear when Feldman was arrested. He is being held at the Baltimore County Detention Center on no bond.

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