Two people were arrested last month in a freeway shootout in Orange County, Calif., In which a 6-year-old boy was killed as his mother drove him to school, announced the authorities on Sunday.
Eriz Marcus Anthony, 24, and Lee Wynne, 23, are expected to be charged with the murder of the boy, Aiden Anthony Leos, who was shot on May 21 while in the back seat of the car of his mother on Hwy 55. in Orange, Calif., on California High Patrol mentionned.
The shooting occurred after what authorities called a perceived dangerous lane change, with an occupant of a white Volkswagen station wagon firing at least one bullet at the vehicle carrying Aiden.
The murder of the boy, who was shot in the chest while riding in a child car seat, caught everyone’s attention. A reward of $ 500,000 was offered for information leading to an arrest, and the California Highway Patrol released images of the suspects’ vehicle.
“While these arrests do not alleviate the pain of losing a mother, I hope the Leos family will have some peace of mind and be assured that the CHP will work with the Orange County District Attorney to render justice to Aiden, “Amanda Ray, the California Highway Patrol commissioner said in a statement.
It was not immediately clear whether the two suspects, who were arrested at their home in Costa Mesa, Calif., Had attorneys.
Authorities did not say which of the two shot Aiden, who was in kindergarten.
Joanna Cloonan, Aiden’s mother, was driving north on Freeway 55 when she tried to get out of the carpool lane on the morning of May 21, the Los Angeles Times reported, citing information from another motorist who had stopped to help. Another vehicle cut her off and she motioned to people in the car, who opened fire, the newspaper reported.
A memorial service for Aiden was held on Saturday.