A man and woman accused of the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy during an alleged road rage incident in California last month are in custody.
Police detained Eriz Marcus Anthony, 24, and Wynne Lee, 23, at their Costa Mesa home on June 6. According to the California Highway Patrol, the two are expected to be charged with the murder of Aiden Leos.
As FrontPageDetectives reported, around 8 a.m. May 21, Joanna Cloonan was driving her son to kindergarten on State Route 55 in the city of Orange when a white sedan allegedly cut her off.
“As I started to merge away from them, I heard a really loud noise,” the mother previously recalled in an interview with Good Morning America. “And my son said, ‘Ow,’ and I had to pull over. I took him out of the car and I tried to put my hand on his wounds while calling 911 because he was losing a lot of blood.”
A single bullet struck Leos in the abdomen, and the boy died from his injuries.
At a memorial service held for Leos at Calvary Chapel in Yorba Linda the day before the suspects’ arrests, Cloonan told mourners her son gave loved ones “such” joy” and “purpose to our life.”
“I felt so honored to be Aiden’s mommy,” she said, the Associated Press reported.
Cloonan also noted: “I want nothing more than to find justice, though it won’t bring you back into my arms. My precious son had his life ripped away for absolutely no reason.”
Eriz and Lee are currently being held on $1 million bail in an Orange County jail, according to The Washington Post.
“On behalf of Border Division Chief Omar Watson, and the Santa Ana Area, we are deeply grateful for the professionalism and tireless commitment of our investigators who have worked on this case from day one to find those responsible for Aiden’s death,” California Highway Patrol Commissioner Amanda Ray said in a statement.