TWO people were arrested Sunday in connection with a road rage shooting that took the life of 6-year-old Aiden Leos on May 21.
This was made known in CBS Los Angeles report that California Highway Patrol, Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24, and Wynne Lee, 23, were taken into custody outside their home in Costa Mesa.
The CHP said, it expects murder charges to be filed against them disclosing that the suspects are two lovers
Sources close to the case exposed that they were being held at the Costa Mesa Police Department on $1 million bond.
Law enforcement officials also told CBS L.A. that they know where the suspects’ vehicle and the gun used in the shooting are, as they were trying to secure the firearm.
They added, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer said authorities were using search warrants in Costa Mesa to gather more evidence.
To ensure that the search yield result, CBS L.A. has it that reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect or suspects soared past $450,000 even as no word on whether anyone would receive the money or not been known yet.
Meanwhile, Leos, who was laid to rest Saturday, was riding in a booster seat in the backseat of his mother’s vehicle, on his way to kindergarten, when the shooting occurred. He was hit in the abdomen.
His mother, Joanna Cloonan, and the people in a white Volkswagen station wagon, allegedly Wynne and Eriz, got into the road rage incident over “a perceived unsafe lane change” on the 55 Freeway in the city of Orange, according to the CHP.
Investigators had been watching the two suspects and followed them from a restaurant before arresting them, CBS L.A. reports.
“These individuals had been under surveillance, and so at some point, we knew they were together in a restaurant today.
It was a decision that was made today that obviously wasn’t a safe place to make the arrest,” D.A. Spitzer told the station.
Cheryl Gish, an Orange County resident, heard news of the arrest and came with her husband to a makeshift memorial site for Aiden on an overpass above the freeway.