Las Vegas Metro Police officers and FBI agents stand in the street after a stand-off in Las Vegas on Feb. 19, 2015.
Photo by Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun/AP

Suspect identified in Las Vegas mom road-rage kill


A 19-year-old suspect arrested in Las Vegas is the gunman who fatally shot a mother of four after a road rage incident last week, police said Thursday.

“It is believed right now he is the only shooter, but there is another suspect in the incident,” Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Capt. Christopher Tomaino said.

Eric Nowsch, 19, was arrested early Thursday afternoon after a brief standoff at a home a block away from the scene of the Feb. 12 shooting.

Police said Nowsch shot Tammy Meyers, 44, outside her home around 11:22 p.m. that night, and she died two days later.

The shooting occurred after Meyers was confronted by an angry driver in a road rage incident earlier that night, as she was heading home with her daughter.

Police said that after Meyers got home, she and her 22-year-old armed son went out looking for that driver and followed a car she believed was the same as the one involved in the earlier incident. They stopped following that car and went back home, and that’s when a silver or gray car pulled up and someone inside began shooting, police said.

Meyers’ husband, Robert, said the family is familiar with the suspect.