Man, 24, and his girlfriend, 23, are arrested over road rage shooting death of six-year-old Aiden Leos in California

 Two people were arrested Sunday in connection to a road rage shooting in Southern California that killed a six-year-old boy, the California Highway Patrol said.

Eriz Marcus Anthony, 24, and Wynne Lee, 23, were taken into custody outside their home in Costa Mesa, the highway patrol said in a statement. 

Their relationship was not immediately known. Officials said the pair were expected to be charged with murder.

Aiden Leos was fatally shot while sitting in the backseat of his mother's car on 55 Freeway in Orange County, California on May 21. Two people, a man and woman, have been arrested over the little boy's death

Aiden Leos was fatally shot while sitting in the backseat of his mother's car on 55 Freeway in Orange County, California on May 21. Two people, a man and woman, have been arrested over the little boy's death

Family members and friends of 6-year-old Aiden Leos tearfully remembered the little boy who was shot and killed in the incident on a Southern California freeway, at his memorial service on Saturday

Family members and friends of 6-year-old Aiden Leos tearfully remembered the little boy who was shot and killed in the incident on a Southern California freeway, at his memorial service on Saturday

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


Highway patrol officials said the road rage incident stemmed from 'a perceived unsafe lane change.' 

According to accounts from the mother and witnesses who stopped to help her, another car cut her off, she responded with a hand gesture and the car slipped in behind her and someone inside fired a shot through the rear of her car.

A $500,000 reward had been offered for information leading to an arrest, Southern California News Group reported.


Aiden Leos was fatally shot while sitting in the backseat of his mother Joanna Cloonan's car as they drove along the 55 Freeway in Orange County en route to his school on May 21. The boy is pictured with his mother and sister Alexis

Aiden Leos was fatally shot while sitting in the backseat of his mother Joanna Cloonan's car as they drove along the 55 Freeway in Orange County en route to his school on May 21. The boy is pictured with his mother and sister Alexis

Police say a gunman opened fire on Aiden's mother's car during a road rage incident. They say the little boy suffered a gunshot wound to the back. Pictured above is a bullet hole in the car

Police say a gunman opened fire on Aiden's mother's car during a road rage incident. They say the little boy suffered a gunshot wound to the back. Pictured above is a bullet hole in the car

Aiden Leos (pictured), from Southern California, was fatally shot on the 55 Freeway in Orange, California, by a driver reportedly driving a white Volkswagen station wagon last month

Aiden Leos (pictured), from Southern California, was fatally shot on the 55 Freeway in Orange, California, by a driver reportedly driving a white Volkswagen station wagon last month

'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 Sunday's statement.

Watson added: '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.'

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

The reward to track down the suspects has now grown from an initial $50,000 to $500,000. Pictured above is a memorial set up on an overpass near when Aiden was gunned down

The reward to track down the suspects has now grown from an initial $50,000 to $500,000. Pictured above is a memorial set up on an overpass near when Aiden was gunned down

Aiden's sister Alexis is pictured above at a memorial that was erected on the overpass near where the little boy was shot

Aiden's sister Alexis is pictured above at a memorial that was erected on the overpass near where the little boy was shot

The arrests came a day after the memorial service for Leos, who was remembered as a child with a vocabulary beyond his years who exuded warmth and tenderness.

'He gave us such joy, giving us purpose to our life. I felt so honored to be Aiden´s mommy,' Joanna Cloonan said an open-casket memorial service for Aiden Leos. 

'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,' Cloonan told mourners at Calvary Chapel in Yorba Linda, where Leos was a kindergarten student. 

Man, 24, and his girlfriend, 23, are arrested over road rage shooting death of six-year-old Aiden Leos in California Man, 24, and his girlfriend, 23, are arrested over road rage shooting death of six-year-old Aiden Leos in California Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 06:25 Rating: 5

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