Investigators are looking into other possible road traffic incidents involving a man charged with the murder of Aiden Leos – Orange County Register
Investigators are asking anyone who may have been threatened by a Costa Mesa gun enthusiast charged with fatally shooting a 6-year-old boy on Freeway 55 in May to report the incidents to law enforcement.
Prosecutors said Marcus Anthony Eriz, a 24-year-old body technician, got angry when the boy’s mother put her middle finger on him and his girlfriend, 23-year-old Wynne Lee, after an argument about changing lanes on the orange autobahn. flashed on May 21st.
Eriz then lowered the passenger window of the white Volkswagen Golf sports car he was driving in and opened fire with a 9mm pistol, according to court records.
In the days that followed, Eriz shaved her beard and drove to work in a red truck instead of the white one that was the subject of a two-week manhunt. But he apparently couldn’t hide his temperament, prosecutors say, and is suspected during a separate incident on Highway 91 near Corona between May 24 and 28.
No further reports of specific incidents involving the alleged shooter were reported as of Saturday, but prosecutors believe it is possible that Eriz was involved in other, similar arguments. They asked any driver who was confronted by someone with a gun in a white VW Golf sports car between December and June to call a hotline set up by the Orange County Prosecutor’s Office. Potential witnesses or victims can submit information by calling 714-834-7000 or emailing [email protected]
Eriz and Lee were arrested in connection with the murder of Aiden Leos on Sunday June 6 and both remained in custody until June 19, after pleading not guilty of charges related to the shooting. Eriz is being held without bail.
He was charged with one crime of murder, one crime of shooting in an occupied vehicle, and two crime amendments of personal discharge of a firearm that caused serious injury and death. If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum sentence of 40 years and life imprisonment in state prison.
Lee, who drove the Volkswagen and was charged with being an accomplice and having a hidden firearm in a vehicle, was detained on bail of $ 500,000.