2 arrested in road rage shooting death of 6-year-old

Suspects arrested in freeway killing of 6-year-old Orange County boy

California shooting: 2 arrested in road rage shooting death of 6-year-old, report

Two suspects were nabbed Sunday in connection to the road rage shooting death of a 6-year-old being driven to school by his mother last month, Fox 11 Los Angeles reported, citing law enforcement sources.

On Sunday, Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24, and Wynne Lee, 23, were detained at their home in Costa Mesa, Orange County. Both were being held on $1 million bail and are scheduled to make their first appearance in court on Tuesday, according to Orange County jail records. They are expected to be charged with murder, CHP said.

The arrests follow a lengthy manhunt conducted by investigators from the Santa Ana Area CHP and the CHP's Border Division Investigative Services Unit.

Aiden Leos, 6, was fatally shot in the abdomen on May 21 while seated in the back seat of a auto driven by his mother, Joanna Cloonan, on State Route 55 in the city of Orange.

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"While these arrests will not ease the pain of a mother's loss, my hope is for the Leos family to have some peace of mind", CHP Commissioner Amanda Ray said in the statement.

Cloonan said that she was driving her son when a white sedan cut her off while she was in the carpool lane.

"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", said Border Division Chief Omar Watson. Pistol shots were fired and at least one round fatally struck the boy in his right rear passenger child's seat.

Passersby Reyes Valdivia and his wife stopped to help when they spotted Cloonan on the freeway shoulder pulling her son from the passenger side of the auto.

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She called 911 and the boy was rushed to Children's Hospital of Orange County, where he was pronounced dead.

At the funeral, Cloonan said, "Violence is an unacceptable way to settle our differences and because of this, my son lost his life".

It was unclear where Anthony and Wynne were being held, and whether they had attorneys who could speak on their behalf.

CHP Officer Florentino Olivera described the shooting as "some type of road rage incident".

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A reward for information in the case had grown to $450,000 last week after the Costa Mesa City Council voted unanimously to add $50,000 to the reward fund.

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