The suspects in the killing of Aiden Leos, the 6-year-old who was shot on an Orange County freeway last month, have been charged.
- Took 2 and 1/2 weeks, but investigators have arrested two suspects in the fatal shooting of six-year-old Aiden Leos on an Orange County freeway. This afternoon we learned more about them and what led to their arrests. Eyewitness News reporter Jessica De Nova live in the city of Orange with more, Jessica?
JESSICA DE NOVA: That shooting, more than two weeks ago, happened just south of this memorial that sits over the 55 Freeway. And like you mentioned Mark, earlier in a press conference we heard from investigators that hundreds of tips from the public were extremely helpful in these arrests. Just hours after Aiden Leos' family laid his body to rest, a reminder from the Orange County district attorney as he prepares to file charges against the suspects in the six-year-old's death.
TODD SPITZER: And I was unequivocally clear with them, turn yourself in, turn yourself in, and they didn't, and they didn't. And so now it's time for the system to do what it's designed to do, and that is hold people accountable.
JESSICA DE NOVA: Investigators combing through these photos and videos posted on Instagram. Police with the California Highway Patrol say the man in them, 24-year-old Marcus Anthony Eriz, is one of two suspects behind the freeway killing of Aiden Leos on May 21.
- Both suspects, a male and female, are residents of Costa Mesa. We have recovered what we believe are the weapon and automobile used in the crime.
JESSICA DE NOVA: Investigators say a woman, 23-year-old Wynne Lee, was the driver of the white Volkswagen during a road rage incident on the 55 North. Aiden's mom was driving her six-year-old to school when police say a shot from the VW hit and killed Aiden. Sources tell ABC News Lee and Eriz are boyfriend and girlfriend, the two arrested outside their Costa Mesa home Sunday afternoon.
- We were not following them for weeks on end or you know, from the beginning. It was pretty fluid and when we were comfortable making the arrest and we felt we had enough, we went in and made the arrest at the appropriate time.
JESSICA DE NOVA: Jail records show Eriz is employed in the auto industry. Eyewitness News spoke with the suspect's former employers who say they've received threats and bad reviews after news of Eriz's arrest broke, but Eriz stopped working at Platinum Collision Centers in Corona in January.
STEPHANIE GREGG: I'm upset for that baby and that family, you know, and for somehow for us to be linked to that, I just killing me.
JESSICA DE NOVA: According to Eriz's former boss, the suspect was looking for a job with the company again, sending this text the week after the shooting.
TOM GREGG: "And I was curious if you had any positions open anywhere. I'm willing to go to any shop available. I also have someone here who's an office manager that wants to leave. Please let me know and thank you for your time, sir."
JESSICA DE NOVA: Public and private donations brought the reward amount in this case up to half a million dollars, but investigators say they do not want to discuss that at this time. Meanwhile, the two suspects are scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow morning.