LAS VEGAS (FOX5) - The husband of the woman who was killed last week in what police described as a road rage shooting said Thursday that the family was acquainted with the suspect who was arrested.
Investigators said 44-year-old Tammy Meyers was shot Feb. 12 in front of her home after she and her armed 22-year-old son sought out the driver who shouted at her and her 15-year-old daughter while they were driving home. Meyers died two days later.
Early Thursday afternoon, police surrounded a home near Alta Drive and Cimarron Road - about a block from Meyers home. After about an hour-long standoff, police arrested 19-year-old Erich Nowsch, who they said was involved in the shooting that resulted in Meyers death.
A few hours after Nowsch’s arrest, Meyers’ husband, Robert, spoke to the media in front of his home, saying his family knew Nowsch, something he said couldn’t be revealed before.
“We knew how bad he was, but we didn’t know he was this bad,” Robert Meyers said.
Robert Meyers said his wife spent hours consoling and helping Nowsch.
“She was really good to him,” Robert Meyers said. “She fed him. She gave him money. She told him to pull his pants up, and to be a man, more times than I can count.”
Robert Meyers said he wasn’t able to reveal things to the media until Nowsch’s arrest, because he wanted to protect the integrity of the investigation.
“There were things that couldn’t be said and things that had to be said certain ways to get what we had done today,” Robert Meyers said.
The husband also chastised the media for what he said were inaccurate reports, and praised Las Vegas Metro police for their hard work.
Nowsch has been charged with murder with a deadly weapon, attempted murder with a deadly weapon and discharging a gun within a structure or vehicle.
Metro police said during a press conference Thursday afternoon that they believe Nowsch was the only shooter, but there was another person involved.
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Editor’s note: A previous story prematurely reported an arrest had been made. That story was deleted because of a technical issue that prevented new updates to the content from being published.
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