Nakeesha Lyles was a security guard in building 221 of the Franklin Terrace high-rise housing project.



Lyles witnessed D'Angelo Barksdale murder Pooh Blanchard in the lobby of the 221 building in Franklin Terrace. Homicide detective and the primary investigator, Frank Barlow, questioned her and she identified Barksdale in a photo array. The Barksdale Organization later intimidated her to ensure she would retract her earlier statement. ("The Target")

Season 1

During D'Angelo's homicide trial, Lyles committed perjury and claimed that she had misidentified D'Angelo; she also claimed that she saw the real perpetrator a week later. ("The Target")

Lyles was later shot and murdered by Barksdale enforcer Roland "Wee-Bey" Brice to minimize potential witnesses to criminal activity. ("Cleaning Up")


Roland "Wee-Bey" Brice later pleaded guilty to Lyles's murder. ("Sentencing")



Uncredited appearance.


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