Two folks have been arrested in a road-rage capturing on a freeway in Orange County, Calif., final month by which a 6-year-old boy was killed whereas his mom was driving him to highschool, the authorities introduced on Sunday.
Eriz Marcus Anthony, 24, and Lee Wynne, 23, are anticipated to be charged with the homicide of the boy, Aiden Anthony Leos, who was struck by gunfire on Might 21 whereas using within the again seat of his mom’s automobile on the 55 Freeway in Orange, Calif., the California High Patrol mentioned.
The capturing occurred after what the authorities mentioned was a perceived unsafe lane change, with an occupant of a white Volkswagen station wagon firing at the least one spherical on the automobile carrying Aiden.
The killing of the boy, who was struck within the torso whereas using in a baby automobile seat, has drawn widespread consideration. A $500,000 reward was provided for data resulting in an arrest, and the California Freeway Patrol launched pictures of the suspects’ automobile.
“Whereas these arrests is not going to ease the ache of a mom’s loss, my hope is for the Leos household to have some peace of thoughts and to relaxation assured the C.H.P. will work with the Orange County district lawyer to convey justice for Aiden,” Amanda Ray, the California Freeway Patrol commissioner, mentioned in an announcement.
It was not instantly clear if the 2 suspects, who had been taken into custody at their dwelling in Costa Mesa, Calif., had attorneys.
The authorities didn’t say which of the 2 had shot Aiden, who was in kindergarten.
Joanna Cloonan, Aiden’s mom, was driving north on the 55 Freeway when she tried to get out of the car-pool lane on the morning of Might 21, The Los Angeles Occasions reported, citing data from one other motorist who had stopped to assist. One other automobile lower her off, and she or he gestured on the folks within the automobile, who opened hearth, the newspaper reported.
A memorial service for Aiden was held on Saturday.