Surveillance, photographs, pointers resulted in arrest in highway rage killing of 6-year-old Aiden Leos
California Freeway Patrol officers mentioned Monday that they imagine they’ve recovered the gun used to kill 6-year-old Aiden Leos at the 55 Highway ultimate month, in addition to the car from which a passenger fired a perilous shot.Surveillance, investigation and pointers all performed a component in figuring out the suspects within the killing of Aiden, officers mentioned. After the Might 21 capturing at the 55 Highway left the Orange County group saddened and in surprise, investigators with the California Freeway Patrol circulated a picture of a white car mentioned to belong to the suspects.Within the weeks that adopted, officers won loads of calls and emails, they mentioned. A praise for an arrest and conviction — funded by means of members of the family, donations, county officers and native companies — climbed to $500,000. The hassle led to 2 suspects, 24-year-old Marcus Anthony Eriz and 23-year-old Wynne Lee, who have been taken into custody at their house in Costa Mesa on Sunday.
On Monday, CHP officers mentioned they won a tip and labored to toughen a picture of the registration code at the car, which led them to spot the couple. They then started to research the couple’s backgrounds and made up our minds that they commuted alongside the 91 hall to 2 offices within the Inland Empire. Investigators have been then in a position to resolve that the couple have been within the house of the capturing on the time it passed off.
A photograph of 6-year-old Aiden Leos covers his memorial carrier program.(Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Instances)
At a Monday afternoon media briefing, Orange County Dist. Atty. Todd Spitzer mentioned Eriz and Lee can be arraigned Tuesday and a call at the fees to be filed can be made by means of then.
Wynne Lee, 23, left and Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24, and have been taken into custody at their house in Costa Mesa on Sunday afternoon.(Orange County District Lawyer)
“We are reviewing the evidence and we’re looking at every single legal theory in conjunction with that evidence,” he mentioned.Spitzer mentioned the suspects had neglected his requests to show themselves in and now they’d be held responsible.
“At this point, quite frankly, I have absolutely no empathy or sympathy whatsoever,” he mentioned.CHP Assistant Leader Donald Goodbrand mentioned data from the general public were “extremely helpful” however he declined to speak about the praise cash and whether or not any person was once eligible to say it. He mentioned the gun was once present in a location instead of the house in Costa Mesa the place the 2 suspects are living.
A white 2018 Volkswagen Golfing SportWagen SE registered to Lee’s oldsters was once recovered by means of CHP officers and impounded Sunday night time as proof in a homicide case, in keeping with data reviewed by means of The Instances. It suits the outline of the car circulated by means of officers in reference to the deadly capturing.
The Volkswagen was once registered to an cope with the place Lee had lived along with her oldsters, however it was once recovered from an cope with in Whittier the place Eriz’s father lived within the mid-Nineteen Nineties, in keeping with public data. The landlord of the house could also be one in every of Eriz’s relations.Eriz had additionally won no less than 4 site visitors citations in Orange County lately, together with a November 2020 quotation for failing to obey lane indicators for prime occupancy automobiles. Government imagine Lee was once the driving force and Eriz was once the shooter the day of Aiden’s dying.Eriz additionally confirmed wisdom and possession of firearms thru purchases and on social media. Some of the guns he displayed in posts on his Instagram account was once able to turning in the fatal spherical, officers mentioned.
Aiden was once driving in a booster seat at the back of his mom’s automobile when he was once struck by means of a bullet in an obvious act of highway rage. His mom held him in her fingers till paramedics arrived. Medical doctors may now not save him.