Mom Teaching Teen to Drive Killed in Road Rage Shooting

Police say mother and daughter were followed home after altercation
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 16, 2015 8:17 AM CST
Mom Teaching Teen to Drive Killed in Road Rage Shooting
Tammy Meyers died Saturday from a gunshot to the head.   (GoFundMe)

For 25 years, Bob Meyers has given his wife, Tammy, red roses on Valentine's Day. This year he gave them to her for the last time, in a hospital room, as she lay dying from a gunshot wound to the head sustained in an apparent road-rage incident, reports ABC News. The Las Vegas nurse and mom of four died Saturday. Two days earlier, Tammy Meyers had taken the couple's teen daughter to a school parking lot to practice driving; on the way home, she got in a confrontation with people in another car, who proceeded to follow her and her daughter home. At this point her daughter reportedly ran into the house, Tammy Meyers stepped out of the car as gunshots were fired, and her 23-year-old son ran out firing at the vehicle in response.

The suspect is described as a white male, about 25 years of age, roughly 6 feet tall and 180 pounds. "My word to them is I hope the cops find them first and it's not me," Bob Meyers tells NBC. "I have four kids. I just want to let you suspects know you took a mom away." Police say the suspect may have been driving a four-door gray or silver sedan that may have both front side damage and bullet damage. Tammy's family has set up a GoFundMe page to help cover hospital and funeral expenses. "Tammy was a nurse, mother of 4, and the most giving person one could ever know," it reads. "Her family has chosen to make Tammy's life mean even more by donating her organs and providing the gift of life." (Last fall, a mother of four was shot to death in a road rage incident where she wasn't even driving.)

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