Police: Vegas Mom, Armed Son Searched for Suspect Before Road Rage Shooting
There has been a bizarre twist in the Las Vegas road rage shooting that left a mother of four dead.
Anna Kooiman reported on "Fox and Friends" that the victim, Tammy Meyers, 44, and her 22-year-old son went out looking for the suspect who scared Meyers and her 15-year-old daughter in a road rage incident.
Kooiman said it all began when an angry driver began yelling at Meyers while she was giving her daughter a driving lesson. The man became enraged when the teenager honked the horn at him while he sped around their vehicle.
"She was getting a driving lesson. So she figured that this person was speeding, and they needed to be corrected," Lt. Ray Steiber, with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, said.
When Meyers and her daughter got home, Meyers picked up her son - who had a gun - and went out the find the road rage suspect, Kooiman said.
They eventually found the car but returned home instead. That's when a gray four-door car pulled up and someone opened fire.
"There was a volley of rounds that were fired from that vehicle," Steiber said.
Kooiman said that a bullet from the suspect's gun hit Meyers in the head. She died two days later.
Dozens of people continue to gather in the cul-de-sac where Meyers was shot, paying tribute and defending her actions.
"I did what I had to do to protect my family," her son, Brandon Meyers, said. "Everyone can think what they have to think. I did it for a reason."
Meyers' daughter, Kristal, said, "That's all she was doing. She was protecting me ... My brother Brandon is my hero because if it wasn't for him, it could have been me."
No arrests have been made, but police want to question a man who they say is connected to Meyers' death.
Steiber said the man is believed to be in his mid-20s with blond hair and blue or hazel eyes, and was wearing a V-neck T-shirt.
"All indications to us are that this unknown person fired first," Steiber said. He said Brandon Meyers returned fire.
Tammy Meyers was behind her son, and Steiber said police don't believe he was responsible for the fatal shot.
Tammy Meyers was wounded in the head and died Saturday after being taken off life support at University Medical Center. Friends planned a vigil Tuesday evening in the cul-de-sac in a middle-class neighborhood about 5 miles west of the Las Vegas Strip.
Husband Robert Meyers, who was in Southern California at the time of the shooting, said Friday that his son, Brandon Meyers, told him he believed there were three people in the car and his shots with a 9mm handgun hit the car at least once.
Steiber said no suspects have been identified or arrested.
Despite earlier police accounts, Steiber said homicide detectives don't believe the suspect's car and Meyers' green Buick Park Avenue sedan ever collided, or that the suspects initially followed Meyers and her daughter home.
No one in the Meyers family called police until after the shooting, Steiber said, and the gun that Brandon Meyers used was properly registered.
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