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Questions linger regarding twist in deadly road rage
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LAS VEGAS -- Residents of a northwest neighborhood remain confused and shocked about what unfolded during a deadly road rage incident last week.

Family members originally told the media Tammy Meyers and her daughter drove home, trying to flee another driver following a fender bender when she was shot and killed by what they described as an “angry driver.”

However, on Tuesday, Metro Police said their investigation revealed there was an altercation on the road, and Tammy went home to pick up her son before heading back out.

“She woke him up and had him come outside and get in the car with her, so they could find the person who frightened them on the roadway,” said Lt. Ray Steiber, Homicide, LVMPD.

Metro Police said her son was armed with a gun, and somehow he and his mother found the driver Meyers argued with. Investigators said that's when the driver followed them home and shot and killed Meyers. Police said her son returned fire.

“Every person has the right to protect themselves, but a problem occurs when the person has an avenue to escape the problem but doesn't use it. When that happens, you start to go into the realm of being the person who is the aggressor,” Steiber said.

When it comes to something like road rage, Metro says each case needs to be looked at individually, that way everyone's action and intentions are examined.

At the vigil held for Tammy this week, her husband defended his son's actions.

“When someone else puts their life in danger, whether it was right or wrong, he put himself in between the danger and that's a hero,” Bob Meyers said.

When the 8 News NOW crew went back to the Meyer's home to ask for more details about what happened the night Tammy Meyers was shot and killed, we also asked why Meyers and her son went back out looking for the driver. To that Brandon Meyers said, “We can't say anything else.”

Metro said Meyers was a registered gun owner. No word on if he will face any charges.

No arrests have been made. Police say the suspect was driving a silver compact car.

Anyone with any information about the identity or whereabouts of this individual, the vehicle, or any other information about this incident is urged to contact the LVMPD Violent Crimes Section at 702-828-5634. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 702-385-5555 or on the internet at www.crimestoppersofnv.com. Tips leading directly to an arrest or indictment processed through Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward.

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