Second Suspect Arrested in Las Vegas Road-Rage Shooting
The alleged getaway driver was taken into custody on Friday
A second suspect in the Las Vegas road-rage shooting was arrested on Friday.
Police had been searching for the getaway driver in the fatal incident that claimed the life of Tammy Meyers, 44, since mid-February.
Derrick Andrews, 26, was taken into custody at his Vegas home on Friday, ABC News reports. He was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, murder with use of a deadly weapon, attempted murder with a deadly weapon and discharge of a firearm from or within a structure or vehicle.
Earlier this month, 19-year-old Erich Nowsch was indicted for murder in the death of the mother of four. Police said Nowsch fatally shot his neighbor in front of her home on Feb. 12.
While authorities initially believed that road rage was behind the death, they later revealed the victim was shot after she and her adult son Brandon Meyers went looking for the other vehicle. The son was allegedly armed at the time.
An attorney for Nowsch has said he will argue self-defense, insisting that it was Brandon Meyers who first pulled a gun on the 19-year-old and Andrews.
However, an indictment handed down on Friday states that Nowsch and Andrews planned Tammy Meyers’ death together. Prosecutors may seek the death penalty in the case, according to the Associated Press.
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