Two suspects have been apprehended in the road-rage killing of a 6-year-old boy.
According to NBC Los Angeles, Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24, and Wynne Lee, 23, were arrested at their Costa Mesa home on Sunday night in connection to the murder of 6-year-old Aiden Leos.
As previously reported, Aiden Leos died on May 21 after suspects shot into his mother’s car on State Route 55 in Orange, California, just south of Los Angeles. Prior to the shooting, the driver of the suspects’ car cut off Aiden’s mother in the carpool lane of the freeway.
According to CBS Los Angeles, investigators believe Eriz was the shooter and Lee was behind the wheel. It is not yet known how authorities identified the couple, though police had shared a description of the vehicle and offered a reward for information. As CBS Los Angeles reports, investigators had followed the couple to a restaurant Sunday night and arrested them at their home in Costa Mesa after they returned there.
Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer reportedly said that a charging decision is expected early this week, and that one or both of the suspects may be charged with murder.
“We’ll be and we are as we speak executing search warrants to get additional evidence that we’re going to and want to collect,” Spitzer told reporters Sunday night, according to CBS Los Angeles. “And we’re putting this case together. I feel very, very good about the case.”
Authorities have not yet released mugshots of the suspects. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.
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Correction: An earlier version of the story misstated the identity of the suspected shooter. Police believe Marcus Anthony Eriz fired into the vehicle.