Mother-daughter driving lesson ends in fatal shooting

A Las Vegas mother of four dies in apparent road-rage incident

Tammy Meyers had just finished a driving lesson with her teenage daughter Thursday when she had a near-collision with another car on the way to her nearby Las Vegas home. Meyers and the male driver of the other car got into an argument before the mother of four left the scene and the other driver followed her home, her family says.

When Meyers arrived home, she and her daughter called for help from another family member who was armed with a handgun. The other car, described as a four-door gray or silver sedan, appeared on the street and multiple shots were fired.

Meyers was struck by one round and died Saturday night after being taken off life support, her family said during a news conference outside the hospital. Police are still searching for the suspect or suspects involved in the shooting, according to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department news release

Meyers was described as "the most giving person one could ever know" on a page for a memorial fund set up on the crowd-sourced fundraising site GoFundMe that has since been taken down.



Feb. 19, 12 p.m.: An earlier version of this article stated that Tammy Meyers was a nurse. A memorial fund set up on a GoFundMe page stated that Meyers worked as a nurse. The page has since been taken down, and Meyers is not registered as a nurse with the Nevada State Board of Nursing.


"Today, we watched as her husband Robert gave her the last red roses that she will ever receive," the post continued. So far, her family has raised over $3,000 for hospital and funeral expenses. 

Robert Meyers, 49, told the Associated Press that their 23-year-old son fired several shots at the fleeing car and told his father there were three people inside. Robert Meyers, who was in Los Angeles on business during the shooting, said he thinks at least one 9-millimeter shot fired by his son hit the fleeing car, according to the Associated Press. 

"This was a loving mother of four kids teaching our daughter how to drive," Robert Meyers told the AP. 

One of the vehicle's occupants was described as a man about 25 years old with dirty blond hair worn in a spiked style and with hazel or blue eyes, according to the news release. The car police are searching for might have damage to the front driver's side, the release said, and possible damage from gunfire.

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