Authorities announced they arrested two suspects Sunday in connection with the death of a 6-year-old boy who was killed on his way to kindergarten during a road rage incident.
Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24, and Wynne Lee, 23, were arrested at their home in Costa Mesa on Sunday night in relation to the death of Aiden Leos. Eriz allegedly pulled the trigger while his girlfriend, Lee, was the driver, according to CBS Los Angeles.
We are confirming the arrest of the two suspects believed responsible for the shooting death of 6-year-old Aiden Leos. Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24, and Wynne Lee, 23, were arrested at their home in Costa Mesa.
— CHP Santa Ana (@CHPSantaAna) June 7, 2021
Leos’ mother was driving him to kindergarten when she went to merge into another lane and was cut off by another driver, since identified as Eriz and Lee. Leos’ mother allegedly flipped the middle finger at the driver, the New York Post reported. (RELATED: ‘Stay With Me’: Sheriff Releases Heartbreaking 911 Call In I-95 Shooting That Left Mother Of 6 Dead)
“[Leos’ Mother] was merging to the right side to get away from this person, and as you can see if you go online and look at the photos, there’s one bullet shot in the trunk that went through the trunk and right through my nephew,” Leos’ uncle John Cloonan said, according to KABC-TV.
“Mommy, my tummy hurts,” Leos said to his mother after he was shot, Leos’ sister Alexis Cloonan said.
A family is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects who shot and killed 6-year-old Aiden. The little boy was with his mother, driving to school on the 55 freeway in Orange, when they were shot at during an apparent road rage incident. https://t.co/Sr1hYV5n88 pic.twitter.com/fVvfNkfZl6
— FOX 11 Los Angeles (@FOXLA) May 22, 2021
Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer told CBS Los Angeles murder charges may be pending after investigators can look at all the evidence. Officials reportedly know where the firearm and vehicle that was used in the death of Leos’ is located and are obtaining a search warrant.
“We’ll be and we are as we speak executing search warrants to get additional evidence that we’re going to and want to collect,” Spitzer said, according to CBS Los Angeles. “And we’re putting this case together. I feel very, very good about the case.”