The reward is for the arrest and conviction of whoever killed Aiden Leos on State Route 55, known as the 55 Freeway, in Orange County on Friday morning, his family said during a briefing.
Aiden was sitting in a booster seat in the back of a car that his mother was driving north on State Route 55 when he was shot, CHP Officer Florentino Olivera said at a news conference on Friday. The boy was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Olivera said.
Authorities were looking for a white sedan and asking for the public’s help in locating it. Olivera said police are interested in talking to anyone who was driving north on State Route 55 between Chapman Avenue and State Route 22 from 7:55 to 8:15 a.m., especially if their car has a dashboard camera.
The CHP said the shooting was believed to be a road rage incident. Investigators, however, didn’t immediately know precisely what led to the shooting, Olivera said.