California officials identified Gun Nut and his girlfriend on Monday. As a suspect has been arrested in the fatal shooting of 6-year-old Aiden Leos, 6, while new details emerge in the case.
Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24, and Wynne Lee, 23, were arrested at their home in Costa Mesa and are expected to be charged with Leos’ May 21 murder.
Officials said at a news conference on Monday that Eric was believed to be the shooter and Lee was the driver, KABC reported.
Earlier, it was reported that a male passenger in a white Volkswagen car had hit Aiden with a gun. After cutting off a car driven by the boy’s mother, Joanna Cloonan, off the 55 freeway.
The boy was urgently taken to the hospital, where he died.
Eriz and Lee were released on $1 million bail and set to go to court on Tuesday, according to Orange County records cited by KNBC.
According to a post on his Instagram page obtained by KABC, Eriz was familiar with the guns by placing several photos with them.
Eriz is also listed as an auto shop employee. Although the workplaces listed on the since then revised page are not current, according to KABC.
The owner of the Platinum Collision told the outlet that Eriz stopped working for them in January.
Stephanie Greg, one of the owners. spoke against the shooting and called it “Destruction,” the report said.
“Having any link is too much,” she said.