An ex-boyfriend has been arrested on suspicion of homicide in the shooting death early Wednesday of a woman at her home in south Sacramento.
Sacramento police said 34-year-old Dameshlo Green turned himself in to the Sacramento County’s Sheriff’s Department about 9:34 a.m. Wednesday for violation of his parole warrant. Sacramento police homicide detectives responded to the county jail and interviewed Green, who was later booked on suspicion of homicide.
The victim, identified by family members as Tamisha Evette Ridge, 31, was pronounced dead at her home in the 6800 block of Woodbine Avenue. The Sacramento County Coroner’s office identified her as Tamisha E. Glashen.
Ridge’s mother, Tina Martin, said Green was the father of Ridge’s 2-year-old child. The youngster and Ridge’s two other children, ages 10 and 12, were asleep upstairs in the home when the shooting occurred and were not injured.
At 4:28 a.m., police dispatchers received a 911 call from family members inside the home near Florin Road and 24th Street that a woman had been shot.
“We are looking at this possibly being a domestic violence situation,” said Officer Michele Gigante, Sacramento police spokeswoman.
Martin said she moved her daughter from the Los Angeles area to Sacramento, where Tamisha Ridge grew up, out of concern for her safety. Martin said Ridge had a restraining order against Green.
Online Los Angeles Superior Court records confirm that a temporary restraining order was issued to Ridge against Green.
“The restraining order didn’t do any good,” she said.
Police said a preliminary investigation revealed that Ridge was asleep in her bed when Green allegedly entered the house through an unlocked door, sneaked into Ridge’s bedroom and shot her at close range, before leaving the scene.
Homicide and crime scene investigators arrived and began interviewing family members and witnesses. They also reported that a firearm was among evidence recovered at the scene.
Martin said her daughter was a devoted mother and talented fashion designer who had developed a successful business, operating primarily over the Internet.
“I raised her to be an independent woman,” Martin said.
Ridge started designing clothes when she was 17.
“She bloomed when she went to Los Angeles,” her mother said.
She made clothes for her children as well, Martin said, noting that she outfitted her son with designer hats.
Martin, who lives down the street from her daughter’s residence, said she checked on Ridge daily to make sure she was OK and was trying to help her find a home large enough to house a design studio.
“She was my only daughter,” Martin said. “She was beautiful.”
Family and friends had been coming to the home all day to offer condolences and mourn their loss.
Ridge’s cousin Michael Martin Jr. described Ridge as “a beautiful person inside and out” who helped people.
“It’s just sad she had to go out this way,” he said.
Bee photographer Hector Amezcua contributed to this report. Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.