The California a couple arrested in connection with rage on the road the shooting that killed 6-year-old Aiden Lions was charged Tuesday, weeks after the child was beaten while his mother drove him to school.
Marcus Anthony Eris, 24, and Win Lee, 23, were charged with various charges in connection with the May 21 murder. Little Aiden was shot while on his way to kindergarten on May 21 in Orange County, southeast of Los Angeles.
Eriz is charged with murder and shooting at an occupied motor vehicle, both of which are crimes, according to a criminal complaint related to the couple’s arrest. Lee is charged with accessory after a crime, hiding a firearm in a vehicle, which is a crime, the document said.
Both were expected to appear in court in California at 1
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According to the mother and witnesses who stopped helping her, another car cut her off and she reacted with a gesture of her hand and the car slipped behind her, and someone inside shot through the back of her car.
California Highway officials said road rage violence stemmed from an “alleged lane change.”
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Eris and Lee, who lived together as a boyfriend and girlfriend, were arrested Sunday on the Costa Mesa in Orange County. Authorities found a handgun and a car believed to have been used in the shooting, but they were not at the scene of the arrest, Assistant Highway Chief Don Goodbrand told reporters on Monday.
Lee was thought to be driving the car, and Eriz was in the front seat and was suspected of being armed, said District Attorney Todd Spitzer, who took a picture of Aiden at a news conference Monday.
At least $ 500,000 in rewards have been offered by about the United States for information leading to an arrest in the case, authorities said.
Eris and Lee were jailed for a $ 1 million bail, and it was not immediately clear if they had lawyers to speak for them. Eriz’s alleged social media activity shows a tendency to shoot and demonstrate his gun.
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Spitzer said the little boy killed by doing what many people do every day – driving on highways – covered Orange County, with a population of about 3 million.
“It’s because it could have happened to any of us,” he said.
“We’re all upset by other motorists, other drivers are upset by us,” Spitzer said. “I made some gestures to myself. But there was never a situation of violence and certainly not in my kingdom or in your kingdom to the loss of life.”
Corbett Rainer of Fox News and Louis Casiano contributed to this report, as did The Associated Press.