Tag: road rage

Victim Identified in Possible Road Rage Shooting in Costa Mesa

COSTA MESA, Calif.—Coroner’s officials Nov. 26 released the name of a man who was fatally wounded during a shooting in Costa Mesa that police believe was triggered by a minor traffic incident on Thanksgiving Day. The victim was identified as Lucas Rivera-Velasco of Costa Mesa, according to the Orange County coroner’s office. Officers were sent…


How to Stay Safe in the Age of Road Rage

In a perfect world, drivers would politely and patiently cooperate with each other to achieve their mutual goal: to get to their destination safely and on time. In this scenario, drivers would regularly offer a “you first” gesture, give an understanding wave when someone errs, refuse to check text messages, provide ample space for others…


Woman Charged With Running Over Man in Dispute Over Cat

WESTMINSTER, Calif.—A 20-year-old woman was scheduled to be arraigned in October on a murder charge for allegedly running down a man in Cypress she believed was trying to kill a cat with his car. Hannah Star Esser was charged Sept. 27 with one count of murder, and she faces up to 25 years to life…


Couple Plead Not Guilty in Road-Rage Shooting That Killed 6-Year-Old

SANTA ANA, Calif.—A Costa Mesa couple who were ordered last month to stand trial in connection with the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy on a freeway in Costa Mesa, allegedly in a road rage incident, pleaded not guilty again on April 12. Marcus Anthony Eriz, 25, and Wynne Lee, 23, were both held to…


Police Arrest Woman Seen in Viral Video of Road Rage Assault at McDonald’s

The Richmond Police arrested a woman who had appeared in a viral video of a road rage incident, according to the Richmond Police Department. Bay Point resident Rhyan Hodge, 29, turned herself in on March 1 without incident and faces four felony and two misdemeanor charges, including felony assault with a deadly weapon. The incident…


Help Sought in Texas Road-Rage Shooting That Injured Girl, 9

HOUSTON—The family of a 9-year-old Houston girl still hospitalized following a road rage shooting asked for the public’s help on Monday in finding those responsible for injuring her. Houston’s mayor and police chief joined the family of Ashanti Grant in asking for information that could lead to an arrest and also announced that a reward…


Houston Teen on Life Support Following Road Rage Shooting

HOUSTON—Authorities were searching Thursday for a man accused of shooting a teenager during what they say was a road rage incident that took place as a family was driving home following a Houston Astros game. The 17-year-old was on life support at a hospital following the Tuesday evening shooting, according to Houston police. The teenager’s…


 Alleged Accomplice in Freeway Shooting Death of Boy Freed on Bail

SANTA ANA—The alleged driver in the road rage shooting death of six-year-old Aiden Leos on a Costa Mesa freeway has been released on bail. Orange County jail records indicate that Wynne Lee, 23, of Costa Mesa was released June 26 at 2:44 p.m. Lee’s bail had been reduced by a judge on Friday from $500,000…


Details Emerge on Road Rage Killing of 6-Year-Old Boy

SANTA ANA—Days after the man and woman charged with killing a six-year-old boy in a road-rage shooting on the Costa Mesa (55) Freeway, they got into another traffic altercation in which the alleged shooter waved a gun at another motorist, prosecutors said in court papers filed June 16. Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24, and Wynne Lee,…


Zoo Plaque to be Dedicated to Road Rage Shooting Victim

Officials in Orange County, Calif. are dedicating a plaque at the Orange County Zoo to a six-year-old boy killed in a road rage shooting. Aiden Leos, six, was killed May 21 on his way to kindergarten when the car he was traveling in was shot on the 55 Freeway in the City of Orange. Police believe the gunman fired…