Manhunt underway to bring justice for 6-year-old killed in a road rage incident on the 55 Freeway in Orange

Amancay Tapia
Image of the actual suspect vehicle that was occupied by a female driver and male passengerOrange County District Attorney

Little 6-year-old Aiden Leos was killed inside his mum’s car while she drove him to kindergarten on Friday, May 21. The suspects responsible for the fatal shooting were driving a 2018/19 white Volkswagen Golf Sportswagen non-tinted windows & sunroof. The license plate is unknown.

Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner and Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer are urging members of the public to come forward and report anyone they know with such car as they are unusual in Southern California.

This crime ripped our community apart and we are putting it back together as we collectively seek justice for Aiden. If you are out there and know something, please come forward by contacting the CHP. While there is a reward, we encourage the suspects to step forward because it is the right thing to do, said Supervisor Wagner

According to the Orange County Office of the District Attorney, there is reward of $310,000 for information leading to the capture and conviction of Aiden’s killer.

District Attorney Todd Spitzer issued a message to Aiden’s killer and the getaway driver, giving them 24 hours to turn themselves in.

I am running out of patience. I’ve been putting people behind bars for over 32 years and we will get justice for the murder of your Aiden. We are not supposed to bury our children, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer

Todd Spitzer was also vocal via his own Twitter account;

The longer this goes on... the less sympathy I’ll have. You killed a 6 year old boy for God’s sake. Come forward. Turn yourself in.

Members of the public driving northbound on the 55 freeway between the 22 freeway and Chapman Avenue between 7:55 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. on Friday, May 21, 2021 are asked to please contact the California Highway Patrol with any tips or videos. The CHP has confirmed that after the shooting the vehicle continued northbound SR-55 to eastbound SR-91 towards the city of Riverside

Aiden’s 16-year-old sister Alexis Cloonan issued a statement;

Thank you for all the support, on behalf of my mother. We can have a funeral as beautiful as he is; we are so grateful for the outpouring of love and support. If you have any information, please step forward, my brother deserves justice

Anyone with relevant information should contact the California Highway Patrol at 714-567-6000 with any tips or videos.

The CHP also has set up the email to receive tips.

Anonymous tips may also call 1- 800-TELL-CHP.

A website has also been created to help collect tips from the public —

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