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Orange, Calif— Officials held a news conference June 7 following the announcement that two suspects were arrested in the death of Aiden Leos, the Orange County 6-year-old killed in a freeway shooting last month.

The suspects have been identified as Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24, and Wynne Lee, 23.

The community and worldly manhunt that lasted over two weeks came to an end on June 6 with the arrest of Eriz and Lee at their home in Costa Mesa, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) as told to Scriberr News. 

The suspects are both being held on a $1 million bond.

According to the press release that was given to Scriberr News, both Eriz and Lee are expected to be charged with murder. 

“CHP Border Division Chief also thanked the Southern California community for its “indescribable outpouring of concern and hundreds of tips” that helped investigators find the killers. “The Department has been in regular contact with the victim’s family and I assure you they, like us, are committed to seeing justice served,” Chief Omar Watson said. 

CHP Assistant Chief Donald Goodbrand told Scriberr News that the outcry and information provided by the public has been “extremely helpful.” Goodbrand however declined to speak out about the reward money, and whether someone was eligible or has already claimed it. 

The only information revealed to the public about the reward was the standing amount which started at $50,000 but had risen to half-a-million dollars by the start of June.

According to the case records obtained by The Times, “Eriz had also received at least four traffic citations in Orange County in recent years, including a November 2020 citation for failing to obey lane signs for high occupancy vehicles. Authorities believe Lee was the driver and Eriz was the shooter the day of Aiden’s death.”

Aiden was riding in a booster seat in the back of his mother’s car when he was struck by a bullet in an apparent act of road rage. Despite paramedics making it to the scene of the crime, doctors could not save him. 

No further statements have been given to Scriberr News.

Written ByElyce Hastings

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