According to police, a man named Marcus Anthony Eriz charged with killing a 6-year-old kid named Aiden Leos in a road rage incident last month told police that he pulled out a revolver and fired at a car on the expressway after becoming enraged by a driver who made a disrespectful gesture.
In a court filing filed Wednesday, Orange County prosecutors wrote that murder suspect Marcus Eriz told police on June 6 that on his way to work on May 21, he grabbed the loaded gun, rolled down the window, and shot at a car driven by a lady who pointed toward him on a motorway.
Prosecutors say Aiden Leos, 6, was killed while riding in a booster seat in the rear of his mother’s car on his way to kindergarten.
Just Released: photos of the 2 suspects arrested in Southern Calif. & accused of being involved in the road rage incident that led to one of the suspects allegedly firing a gun at the back of a car. The bullet killed a 6yo boy.
Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24
Wynne Lee, 23, pic.twitter.com/atLVmP8ajN
She made an ugly gesture, prompting the other vehicle, which was apparently carrying Eriz and Lee, to drive behind her silver Chevrolet Sonic and fire at it, injuring the youngster on his way to kindergarten.
Marcus Anthony Eriz has been charged with murder, and his girlfriend Wynne Lee has been charged with accessory after the fact in the road-rage shooting death of 6-year-old Aiden Leos in Orange County, California. https://t.co/hHaY99TZ5Rpic.twitter.com/1SlRHRrWYH
According to NBC News, Eriz and Lee were driving on the Riverside Freeway the following week when a “driver in a blue Tesla did something to make defendant Eriz angry,” according to Assistant DA Whitney Bokosky.
Bokosky wrote, “Defendant Eriz again took out his gun and brandished it to the driver of the Tesla. That driver told the defendants that he had called the police and then he drove away,”
She added, “Defendant Eriz is an extreme danger to the community,”
“He has shown that he cannot control his temper and he goes to extremes in the snap of a finger when he is angered.”
According to NBC Los Angeles, Eriz has “multiple firearms in his possession” including an “AR, a revolver and the Glock 17 that was used in this murder,”
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