A Las Vegas woman and mother-of-four has died after being shot in the head in a road rage incident which started as she taught her teen daughter to drive.
Tammy Meyers died on Saturday, two days after the attack left her on life support. She was shot on Thursday, just outside her home after the unknown attacker followed her and her 15-year-old daughter before opening fire.
Now Meyers’ devastated husband has vowed to find the murderer and his accomplices who were riding in the car with him, ABC News reports. (Scroll down for the video.)
1. Mother-of-four Tammy Meyers, 44, was shot in the head in an apparent road rage attack on Thursday.
2. A 6-foot man with blond, spiky hair aged around 25 opened fire on Meyers as her children watched. Her 23-year-old son returned fire on the suspect’s car which held ‘several people’ according to reports. Those people remained at large as of Sunday morning.
Robert Meyers told ABC News:
My word to them is I hope the cops find them first and it’s not me. I have four kids. I just want to let you suspects know you took a mom away.
Police believe that the shooter followed Tammy Meyers and her youngest daughter home from a school parking lot before he opened fire.
Meyers died on Saturday evening, a family member told ABC News. Speaking late Thursday night, Robert Meyers, said:
This was a loving mother of four kids teaching our daughter how to drive. After I turn off the machines to my wife today … we’ve got to do something to take our city back. Every time you turn around, someone is getting shot.
3. Mrs. Meyers’ husband, Robert Meyers, said his 15-year-old daughter who was driving is distraught. He believes the family’s car and that of the suspect crashed at some point before the deadly shooting.
Local news station KSNV reported that Meyers left the life support machines on Thursday night on doctors’ advice. They suggested to keep life support active for 48 hours in case she improves.
Tammy Meyers let her daughter take the wheel of the family’s green Buick Park Avenue in a nearby school’s parking lot when a silver four-door sedan which had been following them passed and hit the brakes, according to Robert Meyers.
She drove around the car and continued home. Robert Meyers said his wife sent their daughter into the house before the shooting. He described the teenager as emotionally distraught.
Meyers added that their adult son came out of their house and fired several shots with his handgun at the fleeing car.
4. ‘This was a loving mother of four kids teaching our daughter how to drive,’ Robert Meyers told the AP before addressing reporters outside their home (pictured) where the shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. Thursday. ‘After I turn off the machines to my wife today … we’ve got to do something to take our city back’.
Meyers believes that at least one 9mm shot by his 23-year-old son did hit the fleeing car and he called for the attackers to surrender to the police.
Las Vegas police have been sorting through conflicting reports and descriptions of the car that fled the scene, according to Officer Miguel Garcia.
Investigators have been looking for the shooter and at least one other person in the car, Garcia added.
Meyers, 49, said that he was in Los Angeles on business when the shooting took place. He believes that the two cars crashed at some point, as the family’s Buick had slight damage to molding on the passenger side.
5. Manhunt escalates for suspects in Las Vegas “road rage” shooting — an ABC News report.
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