As the search for a Rancho Bernardo man accused of shooting and killing his wife enters its third day, the victim’s ex-boyfriend pleaded Monday with the suspect to turn himself in.
Law enforcement launched a statewide search for Jeremy Green, 40, after they said he shot his wife Tressa, 37, multiple times in a Scripps Ranch parking lot Saturday, outside the office where the two were attending marriage counseling.
According to investigators, Green took off in a 2007 silver Corvette and has not been seen since, while Tressa died at the scene. Left behind are the couple’s three children.
“Jeremy, if you see this buddy, I mean, do the right thing. Turn yourself in for your sake and the sake of your children,” said Brandon Calkins, the father of Tressa’s oldest daughter. “There’s been enough violence already. Forgiveness is always out there.”
Calkins described Green as a kind, gentle person who took Calkins’ daughter in at a young age, raising her as his own.
“This has been an absolute shocker,” said Calkins. “Family, friends with questions of why, and only he has those answers.”
Calkins told NBC 7 he didn’t get any hint of violence from the Green’s relationship, but they would argue about financial issues like many couples. Court records show the two filed for bankruptcy twice.
On Sunday, San Diego police officers added a new item of evidence to their investigation: a shotgun found at Marian Bear Park, about 30 miles south of the shooting scene. They confirmed Monday that the gun is registered to Green, but they did not say if they believe it is the murder weapon.
Green also has two handguns registered in his name that officials have not been able to find.
For the past three years, Green, Tressa and their children lived in Rancho Bernardo, but in April, Tressa filed for divorce. According to the documents, she cited irreconcilable differences as the reason.
Calkins, who got back in touch with Tressa a few years ago, called the mother of three “an incredible person.”
“That woman was nonstop,” he said. “Three children, each in some sort of sport or academics, and nonstop back and forth with three kids. Just an incredible mom.”
He said he visited the scene where she died Sunday, saying a prayer for her and promising to do what he can for the children.
Meanwhile, officials continue their manhunt for Green, who they consider armed and dangerous. The SDPD said they have not initiated a nationwide search and do not believe he is traveling to Mexico.
Green has brown hair and brown eyes, and he stands about 5-foot-8-inches tall, weighing about 185 pounds. His silver Corvette has the California license plate 5YGE642.
If you know anything about his whereabouts or this shooting, call the SDPD Homicide Unit at 619-531-2293 or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.