Tammy Meyers took her 15-year-old daughter Kristal Meyers for her first driving lesson on the night of February 12, 2015. On their way home (Tammy was behind the wheel), a silver car started to ride their bumper. Kristal reached over to the wheel and honked. According to Kristal, the silver car then sideswiped the Meyers’ car. A man got out of the car and threatened to kill them. Tammy drove home, dropped off Kristal and picked up her 22-year-old son Brandon to look for the silver car. Brandon brought his registered Beretta 9-millimeter pistol. Brandon says he hid his gun between his legs and never waved it or threatened anyone. When they approached the silver car, a person in the car, who police believe was 19-year-old neighbor Erich Nowsch Jr., started shooting at them. The car later appeared at the Meyers house and fired 22 rounds from a .45 caliber Ruger. One of the bullets hit Tammy Meyers in the temple. She died two days later.
Erich Nowsch Jr. and 26-year-old Derrick Andrews, who was allegedly driving while Nowsch was shooting, are facing murder charges. Defense attorney Conrad Claus says its a case of double mistaken identity. He says “Nowsch — not Tammy Meyers — may have been the target the night that she and her daughter were allegedly threatened and that an unknown shooter thought she was Nowsch, and Nowsch confused Meyers with the unknown shooter and tried to defend himself.” ABC 20/20 will investigate the murder of Tammy Meyers on February 5 at 10pm.