LAS VEGAS – A newly released police report says the son of Tammy Myers, the Las Vegas woman who was fatally shot in her driveway after what police initially termed a “road rage” incident, told his mother to call police instead of going after the other car – but she refused, telling him to “come with me or I will go myself.”
According to the report, Meyers, 44, was in her green Buick with her 15-year-old daughter at about 10:50 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12. The family told police the two had been near a neighborhood park practicing driving, where they had an encounter with a silver sedan, which they said sped up beside them and blocked their path.
The report states that the daughter told police a 6-foot tall white man got out of the driver’s seat of the silver sedan and said “I’m gonna come back for you and your daughter.”
Once home, police say Tammy Meyers told her daughter to go inside and get her older brother, Brandon.
“Brandon said he got dressed, went into his grandmother’s bedroom, and took his Beretta 9mm handgun from a dresser drawer,” the police report states. He then went outside to where his mother was waiting with her car.
“Brandon said he told his mother to come in the house and call the police, but she told him no come with me or I will go myself,” the report states.
What happened next is still unclear, but according to the police report, Tammy Meyers and her son soon returned home and were fired upon by the passenger of a silver sedan. Tammy Meyers was shot in the head and died two days later.
The Meyers’ 19-year-old neighbor, Erich Nowsch, has been arrested and is facing charges of murder and attempted murder. Police interviewed two friends of Nowsch, each of whom told slightly different stories, according to the report, but both said Nowsch told them that while he was riding in the passenger seat of a silver Audi, he shot at a green car he perceived as following him. They also said that Nowsch told them he loaded his gun and started shooting after he saw what he thought was a gun in the green car.
The Las Vegas police declined to comment on the victim’s apparent decision not to call authorities.
On Thursday, the Meyers family admitted they knew Nowsch prior to the shooting. Robert Meyers, Tammy’s husband, said that his wife had mentored the teen.
“We know this boy,” Robert Meyers said. “I couldn’t tell you this before. He knew where I lived. We knew how bad he was but we didn’t know he was this bad.”
Nowsch is scheduled to appear in court Monday, Feb. 23, at 7:45 a.m. In a press conference Friday, police said they believe Nowsch is the shooter, but are still looking for a second suspect.