LAS VEGAS – A 44-year-old woman who was teaching her teenage daughter to drive has died after being shot in the head in an apparent road-rage attack outside her Las Vegas home.
Tammy Meyers died after being taken off life support Saturday night at University Medical Center, family members said at a news conference. Police are still pursuing a suspect in her shooting.
The mother of four and former California nurse gave her 14-year-old daughter a driving lesson in a school parking lot and was driving back home when she almost crashed with another vehicle Thursday night, police said.
After an argument, Meyers drove home and asked her adult son for help as her daughter went inside the home.
The suspect vehicle appeared outside the home, and someone inside fired multiple shots, one of which struck Meyers, investigators said.
Her husband, Robert Meyers, said their adult son emerged from the house and fired several shots with a handgun at the fleeing car. He told his father that there were three people inside.
Robert Meyers also said he thinks at least one 9mm shot by his 23-year-old son hit the fleeing car, and he called for the people involved to surrender to police.
Shortly before the woman's death, Las Vegas police publicly released a sketch of one of the suspects and surveillance video of the suspect vehicle.
The suspect was described as a 6-foot, 180-pound white man in his mid-20s with dirty blond hair in a spiked style. The suspect vehicle was described as a four-door gray or silver sedan with possible bullet holes and damage to the front driver's side of the vehicle.