A gun nut and his girlfriend were identified by California authorities on Monday as the suspects arrested in connection to the road-rage shooting death of 6-year-old Aiden Leos as new details emerged in the case.
Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24, and Wynne Lee, 23, were busted Sunday at their home in Costa Mesa and are expected to be charged in Leos’ May 21 murder.
Authorities said at a Monday press conference that Eriz is believed to be the gunman and Lee the driver, KABC reported.
It has previously been reported that a male passenger in a white Volkswagen fired shots, hitting Aiden, after cutting off a car driven by the boy’s mother, Joanna Cloonan on 55 Freeway.
The boy was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Eriz and Lee are being held on $1 million bail and are set for a Tuesday court appearance, according to Orange County jail records cited by KNBC.
According to posts on his Instagram page obtained by KABC, Eriz was familiar with guns, posing on a range with them for several pictures.
Eriz also identified as an auto-shop worker, though the place of work listed on his since-redacted page is not current, according by KABC.
The owners of Platinum Collision told the outlet that Eriz stopped working for them in January.
One of the owners, Stephanie Gregg, spoke out against the shooting and called it “devastating,” the report said.
“To have any kind of link is just too much,” she said.