Tammy Meyers was shot in the head and killed in a road rage incident while teaching her daughter to drive, and now police in Las Vegas are hunting for the suspect they say is responsible for the shocking murder.
Meyers, a mother of four, was returning home Thursday from giving her daughter a driving lesson when she got into a confrontation with several people in another vehicle. Police said the other car followed Meyers home, and when she got out of the car, someone started shooting.
Tammy Meyers was shot in the head while her 15-year-old daughter ran into the home to alert her 23-year-old brother. The older sibling was able to shoot at the suspect’s car with a 9mm handgun, and police believe he hit the fleeing car.
Meyers was rushed to a hospital and was in a coma, but died on Valentine’s Day after her family took her off life support.
Family members were distraught over the slaying.
“She had to lose her life for what? I don’t understand it and nobody’s answered that question,” Tammy Meyers’ husband, Robert Meyers, said Friday to ABC affiliate KTNV-TV in Las Vegas. “I don’t feel safe, every time you turn around somebody’s getting shot.”
“This was a mother of four, I loved her, and she was a good woman. And she didn’t deserve this because all she’s ever done is help people,” he added.
Police are hunting for the suspect they believe shot and killed Tammy Meyers in the road rage incident. He is described as approximately 25-years-ago, about six feet tall and 180 pounds with spiked dirty blonde hair and hazel or blue eyes.
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The Las Vegas police said they have not yet identified the suspect in the road rage killing, but said they are hunting for him.
“As of this release, no suspect or suspects have been identified and there is no definitive description of the suspect vehicle. At this juncture, this is an active, open investigation. The release of any further information may jeopardize detectives’ ability to solve the case and arrest those involved.”
Anyone with any information on the road rage killing of Tammy Meyers is asked to contact the LVMPD Violent Crimes Section at 702-828-5634. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555 or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.