Suspected Road Rage Shooter Arrested

2 are in custody over 6-year-old's death
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2021 12:43 AM CDT
Suspected Road Rage Shooter Arrested
In this Tuesday, May 25, 2021, file photo, family members of 6-year-old Aiden Leos stand at a makeshift memorial on the Walnut Avenue overpass at the 55 Freeway in Orange, Calif., to announce that the reward for information leading to the suspects in the road-rage shooting death of Aiden.   (Leonard Ortiz/The Orange County Register via AP, File)

(Newser) – Two people have been arrested in the road rage shooting that left a 6-year-old boy dead last month in Southern California. Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24, and Wynne Lee, 23, were taken into custody outside their Costa Mesa home on Sunday, the AP reports. Redlands Daily Facts reports they are a man and a woman who are in a relationship. They are expected to be charged with murder.

Aiden Leos was in the backseat of a car driven by his mother on the morning of May 21 on State Route 55 in the city of Orange, on his way to kindergarten. Police say it was a "perceived unsafe lane change" that sparked the incident; according to statements from Aiden's mother as well as witnesses, the suspects' car cut off the car Aiden was in and his mom responded with a hand gesture. The other car then got behind her and a male in the passenger seat shot into the back of her car, hitting Aiden, who was in a booster seat. A female was driving, ABC 11 reports. (Read more California stories.)

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