Mug shot released of second suspect in Tammy Meyers shooting

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has arrested a second suspect in the shooting death of 44-year-old Tammy Meyers.

On Friday, detectives from the LVMPD Criminal Apprehension Team (CATS) arrested the suspect in connection with the Feb. 12 shooting.

LVMPD homicide detectives identified 26-year-old Derrick Andrews of Las Vegas as the outstanding driver in this case.

Detectives were able to take Andrews into custody without incident at a northwest Las Vegas home.

Andrews is currently being housed at the Clark County Detention Center. He was booked on the following charges: Murder with a deadly weapon, conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder with a deadly weapon and discharging a firearm from a vehicle.

The Criminal Apprehension Team is a multi-jurisdictional task force comprised of detectives from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Henderson Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Andrews was indicted by a grand jury on Friday for his role in the shooting.

19-year-old Erich Milton Nowsch has already been indicted for Tammy's murder and is believed to be the shooter.

According to prosecutors, Nowsch encountered Tammy Meyers and her son Brandon after initially being involved in a confrontation with Tammy and her daughter.

Gunfire was exchanged and Meyers was shot and killed.

At first, it was believed the shooting was the result of road rage. It was later revealed the family and Tammy Meyers knew Nowsch. There have been rumors the shooting is connected with a drug deal gone bad.

No information has been given on how law enforcement was able to identify Andrews. But neighbors told Action News he was taken into custody around 1 p.m. and it seemed to be fairly peaceful:

The district attorney's office said both Nowsch and Andrews are facing the same charges because prosecutors said they both played a role in the murder.

Nowsch's attorney has alluded to a possible defense of self defense. Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson responded to that: "If Mr. Nowsch or Mr. Andrews choose the defense of self defense and it goes in front of a jury, then the jury will decide whether they acted in self defense. We think not."

Both suspects are scheduled to be back in court for an arraignment next Thursday, where they're expected to plead not guilty.