(LAS VEGAS) — Police took a suspect into custody Thursday in connection with an alleged road rage incident in Las Vegas that took the life of a city mother, and the victim’s husband told reporters the family knew the suspect and had tried to help him.
The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department surrounded a house only a block away from where the slain woman, Tammy Meyers, had lived with her family, then led Erich Nowsch, 19, away in handcuffs. Meyers’ visibly upset husband, Robert Meyers, was standing nearby when the arrest was made and was asked by police to back away from the area.
A spokesman for the police had said Nowsh was allegedly involved in homicide of Meyers, but was not necessarily the shooter. The 19-year-old was taken for booking.
Robert Meyers told reporters after the arrest that his family knew the suspect and his late wife had had spent “countless” hours trying to help him. “He knew where we lived,’ he said. “We knew how bad he was.” Meyers said more than one person was involved in his wife’s death and the police have done an “awesome” job on the case.
Police revealed this week that Tammy Meyers and her armed son, Brandon, got in a car to look for the driver with whom she had a dispute last Thursday. She had been teaching her 15-year-old daughter how to drive in the parking lot of a nearby school.
After the incident on the road Tammy Meyers drove home and asked her daughter to tell her 22-year old son, to come to the car. When the mother and son returned home, police said, the suspect’s car pulled up. Gunfire erupted and Meyers was fatally wounded.
She died Saturday at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.
The police said the shooter was described as a man in his 20s to 30-years old who’s about 6-feet tall with medium build.
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