Suspect charged in the death of a Houston mother is still on the run

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The U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Violent Offenders Task Force is searching for a man charged in death of a Houston mother.

Theresa McWhorter tries to be strong for her three grandchildren. It's been more than three months since their mother, Edna "Coco" McWhorter, was found lying the parking lot of a Channelview nightclub with a gunshot in the chest.

According to court documents, on September 1, Jerry Wayne Greer shot McWhorter “at very close range” and fled. Greer, 38, who also goes by Rick has been on the run since.

"I want justice," said Theresa. "If anyone know where he is, please turn him in."

The Harris County Sheriff’s Office reports Greer left the scene in a dark colored Ford Mustang.

Before being named a suspect in the death of McWhorter, Greer had a warrant for his arrest on felony charge of domestic assault for punching an ex-girlfriend in May.

Records with the Harris County District Clerks office suggest Greer has a violent past.

"Giving a person up with a criminal background that hard isn’t snitching," said Tiffney Skinner, McWhorter's sister. "It’s doing what you would want done if he murdered your daughter."

Greer has tattoos on his chest and arms. 

Those close to McWhorter say she met Greer through trail riding. They say McWhorter had reported Greer to the police for sexual assault and they believe that’s why he shot and killed her.

The family fears it is only a matter of time before he hurts someone else. They believe Greer could be hiding in a neighboring state.

Anyone with information on Greer's whereabouts is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 713-222-8477. Callers will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a cash reward of up to $5,000.