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Vegas road rage suspect allegedly shot 22 bullets toward victim's car

By Danielle Haynes

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A 19-year-old man accused of shooting to death a woman after an apparent road rage incident last week allegedly told his friends he shot at her and her son 22 times.

Erich Nowsch was arrested Thursday after a brief stand-off with police one block from where 44-year-old Tammy Meyers was shot outside her home Feb. 12. She died two days later at a hospital.

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Meyers was giving her 15-year-old daughter a driving lesson on Feb. 12. As they drove home, they almost collided with another vehicle, which caused a confrontation with several other people in the other car.

She went home after the dispute, got her son with his registered firearm and followed a car she thought was involved in the incident, police said. Shots were fired before Meyers and her son returned home. Shortly after arriving back home with her son, a silver or gray sedan pulled up and opened fire. Her son shot back.

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A report filed by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department said 17 shell casings were found at both shooting scenes.

Police said they questioned Nowsch after he was arrested Tuesday on an unrelated warrant. He denied having anything to do with Meyers' death.

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Detectives also interviewed two of Nowsch's friends, one of whom said the suspect told them he shot 22 rounds during the incident. He allegedly never told his friends shots were fired at him.

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Meanwhile, Meyers' husband, Robert Meyers, said he and his wife knew Nowsch, who lived a block away. He said his wife spent time giving Nowsch advice.

"My wife spent countless hours at that park consoling this boy," Robert Meyers said. "She was really good to him. She fed him, she gave him money. She told him to pull his pants up and to be a man. More times than I can count."

Nowsch faces charges of murder, attempted murder and discharge of a firearm from a vehicle. He was being held at Clark County Detention Center.

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