Just days after Marcus Anthony Eriz allegedly shot and killed a 6-year-old boy in a road rage incident on a California freeway, he pulled a gun on a distinct driver throughout another altercation, a prosecutor mentioned Wednesday in a court docket submitting forward of Friday’s arraignment.
Eriz, 24, was arrested on June 6 alongside together with his girlfriend, 23-year-old Wynne Lee, who was allegedly driving their automotive throughout each road rage incidents.
The first altercation occurred on the morning of May 21 as Joanna Cloonan was driving her 6-year-old son, Aiden Leos, to kindergarten.
Eriz and Lee allegedly reduce Cloonan off on the freeway, then after a couple of miles, Cloonan caught up with the couple and gave them the center finger. After that, Cloonan mentioned she heard a loud bang, adopted by her son saying, “Ow,” at which level she realized he was bleeding from his chest. Aiden Leos was pronounced useless at a neighborhood hospital lower than an hour later.
Orange County Deputy District Attorney Whitney Bokosky wrote that after being arrested on June 6, Eriz admitted to investigators “that he was angry after being ‘flipped off’ by Ms. Cloonan, so he grabbed his loaded Glock 17 9mm and racked a round.”
“He then rolled the passenger window and took a shot at her vehicle,” Bokosky wrote Wednesday. “After shooting the victim, [Eriz and Lee] continued on to the 91 eastbound and on to work in the city of Highland.”
The next week, Eriz and Lee allegedly got into another road rage incident on the freeway.
“As Wynne Lee was driving on the 91 eastbound on the way to work with Defendant Eriz as her front passenger, a driver in a blue Tesla did something to make Defendant Eriz angry, acting aggressively,” the prosecutor wrote. “Defendant Eriz again took out his gun and brandished it to the driver of the Tesla.”
The Tesla driver in that incident then referred to as the cops and drove away.
It wasn’t till every week after Eriz allegedly killed Aiden Leos that he realized precisely what he had accomplished, based on the prosecutor. Eriz advised investigators that on May 28, a coworker approached him and mentioned that Lee’s automotive, a Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen, regarded like the one authorities had been trying to find.
“Eriz claims that at that time, he looked on the Internet and saw the story about Aiden Leos’ death,” prosecutors wrote. “He said he ‘immediately’ knew he was responsible for the boy’s death.”
At that time, Eriz allegedly hid Lee’s automotive in a member of the family’s storage and beginning driving his crimson truck as an alternative.
Both defendants are scheduled to look in court docket Friday for an arraignment and bail assessment.
Eriz, who is going through costs of homicide and capturing at an occupied motorized vehicle, is at present being held on a provisional bond of $2 million, however Bokoksy argued in Wednesday’s submitting that bail ought to be revoked.
“Eriz is an extreme danger to the community,” Bokosky wrote. “There is no more serious crime than murder and murder of a child is one of the most egregious crimes one can think of.”
Bokosky additionally referenced Eriz’s alleged public Instagram profile, which exhibits him firing a number of weapons, together with a rifle, shotgun, and handgun.
Lee, who is going through costs of accent after the reality and carrying a hid firearm in a car, had her bail provisionally set at $500,000. Bokosky requested that her everlasting bail be set on Friday.
Attorneys for Eriz and Lee didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark Thursday.