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California road rage suspect has ties to North Bend

Marcus Eriz and his girlfriend, 23-year-old Wynne Lee, were arrested Sunday in Costa Mesa, California in connection to a deadly shooting on an Orange County freeway that killed 6-year-old Aiden Leos.

Posted: Jun 9, 2021 4:13 PM

NORTH BEND, Ore. -- A suspect in a deadly California road rage incident has ties to Western Oregon.

Marcus Eriz, 24, attended North Bend High School from 2011 to 2012, according to Principal Darrell Johnston. He said he wasn't able to comment too much about Eriz because he wasn't head of the high school at the time. Eriz transferred in 2013 and finished his high school education in Northern California.

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Eriz and his girlfriend, 23-year-old Wynne Lee, were arrested Sunday in Costa Mesa, California, in connection to a deadly shooting on an Orange County freeway that killed 6-year-old Aiden Leos. He was being taken to kindergarten by his mother, Joanna Cloonan.

Investigators said on May 21, Eriz allegedly made an unsafe lane change in front of Cloonan. She responded with a hand gesture. Eriz allegedly got behind Cloonan's car and fired a gun. One bullet hit and killed Leos. The shooting outraged a county of three million people. 

Eriz and Lee were arraigned Tuesday in Orange County Court. Lee is being charged with one felony county of accessory after the fact and a misdemeanor of a concealed firearm in a vehicle. Eriz is being charged with murder. Both are being held in Orange County Jail on $1 million bail.

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