LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - After a brief standoff Thursday afternoon, police arrested the person believed to be involved in the apparent road rage shooting that killed a mother last week.
According to investigators, 44-year-old Tammy Meyers was teaching her 15-year-old daughter how to drive in the parking lot of a school near their house Feb. 12. As the pair was headed home, with Meyers behind the wheel, they encountered an irate driver, who forced their vehicle to stop and then jumped out and shouted at them.
Police said Meyers sped away and went home. She then told her 22-year-old son to grab his gun and come with her to find the angry driver. The pair eventually found the car believed to be involved, but later lost it. When Meyers arrived back to her home, a gray- or silver-colored car pulled down the street and someone inside fired several shots at Meyers and her son, who were exiting their vehicle. Meyers' son returned fire.
Meyers was shot in the head, and left critically injured. She died at an area hospital two days later.
Early Thursday afternoon, police said they surrounded a home near Alta Drive and Cimmaron Road in western Las Vegas. They said the home is the home of the man believed to be involved with the shooting that killed Meyers. The home is about a block north of Meyers' home.
After an hour-long standoff, police announced they had taken a man into custody and that he was in the process of being interviewed by investigators. The man's identity was not immediately released.
Meyers' husband arrived at the scene during the standoff, and was visibly distraught. He shouted at the media and, asking "Are you happy now?"