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Man arrested near scene where 'road rage' suspect found

LAS VEGAS -- Police believe a 19-year-old arrested in a Las Vegas road rage killing was the gunman, but they say they're still searching for another suspect.

Las Vegas police Capt. Chris Tomaino said Erich Nowsch was taken into custody Thursday after a standoff at his home in the 7900 block of Cherry River Drive. Authorities believe Nowsch shot and killed 44-year-old Tammy Meyers following an altercation while driving on Feb. 12.

On Thursday night, detectives interviewed a man in his 20s three blocks from where Nowsch was arrested.

The man whose name wasn't released was arrested for two counts of assault with a deadly weapon. 

Police said the suspect got into an argument with a man at the scene on Cherry River Drive over the road rage incident. The victim started to head home when the suspect allegedly went home and got his gun, followed him in a car and pointed the gun at him saying, “I will shoot or kill you.” Detectives said the victim told them the suspect drove away and came back and said it again before he left the area.

After further investigation, officers found the suspect at a home on Alta and Villa Monterey drives.  Police said he is an acquaintance of Nowsch, but officers have not connected him to the deadly shooting of Meyers.

Metro Police Lt. Bobby Smith said he could not rule out the man as being a suspect related to the road rage incident.

“Simply because I do not have enough information,” he said.