Who killed Aiden Leos? Reward to find killers of California boy, 6, in Freeway shooting raised to $400K
ORANGE, CALIFORNIA: California highway patrol released a picture of the suspect vehicle involved in the road rage shooting death of 6-year-old Aiden Leos in Orange on May 21. It was later announced that the person who helps in finding the suspect will get a reward fund of $300,000, but now the police have updated the prize money to $400,000.
Aiden Leos was traveling with her mother Joanna Cloonan when the incident happened. The California Highway Patrol described the vehicle as a white Volkswagen Golf SportWagen with non-tinted windows, either a 2018 or 2019 model. The authorities further stated that the suspect vehicle continued driving northbound on the 55 Freeway to the eastbound 91 Freeway toward Riverside. The suspects were described as a female driver and a male passenger who pulled the trigger, according to Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer. The reward money to capture the shooter has been steadily growing with government and community support.
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Several communities came forward to help Leos's family in the hard times. Station Donuts, Yorba Linda and Rockwell's three locations in Orange County sold bakery items over the weekend, with proceeds going to the family's fund.
On May 21, the six-year-old was riding with his mother on State Route 55 near Chapman Avenue in the city of Orange, when he was by a bullet in his abdomen. The boy, on his way to kindergarten, told his mother, "Mommy, my tummy hurts," immediately after he was shot, the family said. The attack happened about eight miles east of Disneyland and more than 30 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. Investigators believe that the shooting stemmed from a road rage confrontation, investigators said.
"Please if you saw anything, anything at all, any dashcam footage or something suspicious, please come forward," the boy's sister Alexis Cloonan pleaded last week. Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner, who represents the location where Aiden was shot, urged constituents to keep their ears open for any clues that might help investigators. "Maybe you're hearing a neighbor, an acquaintance, talk about this horrible thing that they heard about that happened, that they know who did (it), whatever it happens to be, come forward," Wagner said.
The "Who Shot Aiden?" effort now stands at $400,000. The website has requested people to check their dashcams and any security footage they may have recorded while traveling on the 55 Freeway the morning of Friday, May 21, between the hours of 7.50 am to 8.15 am.
If you have any information, please contact the California Highway Patrol - Santa Ana office at (714) 567-6000 [email protected]