Reward for Information That Will Help Arrest the Killer of a 6-Year-Old Boy Reaches $300,000

Afouda Bamidele
May 28, 2021
04:20 A.M.
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The bounty on the head of the Orange County road rage killer, connected to the death of six-year-old Aiden Leo, has been increased to $300,000 as the search continues.


The Orange County Board of Supervisors has added $100,000 to the prize that authorities placed on the head of the perpetrator of the road rage killing that led to the death of a little boy.

This comes after the young boy, Aiden Leo's family, announced a $50,000 reward to find the assailant. An anonymous personnel added $50,000, likewise a group of orange county businessmen who also added $50,000. 

Orange County Board of Supervisors meeting on December 15, 2020 | Photo: Getty Images


The fourth source of funds was recorded, making the money sum up at $300,000. Carla Lacy, who is the late child's family member, relayed that the support from the sources of funds sent a message on how big the case was.

The Third District supervisor, Don Wagner, relayed that he would put out more support for the reward. The Second District Supervisor, Katrina Foley, also noted that her district was ready to provide more. 


Aiden was fatally shot on the northbound 55 Freeway when his mom, Joanna Cloonan, drove him to school. Cloonan recalled that a white Volkswagen sped by and cut her off before it left the scene.

A gofundme account that was set up has garnered $242,000.


She noted that she heard her son's voice when he reacted to pain and when she looked towards him, she discovered the bullet injury. Cloonan relayed that the bullet went through the trunk before hitting her son.

She described her late son as "a pure blessing." Aiden's ten-year-old cousin, Brandon, was devastated about losing a family member at such a tender age. The late boy's grandmother noted that the loss was 'unspeakable."


While the reward money has been announced, the California Highway Patrol keeps investigating the case while creating a tip line where people with intel can send the necessary information.

A gofundme account that was set up has garnered $242,000, and according to the little boy's family, parts of the fund would go into paying the reward of finding the suspect. 

The distraught mom shared that she called 911 and tried keeping her son alive, but he lost a lot of blood. Aiden was later declared dead after he was taken to a nearby hospital.

The youngster was a

kindergarten pupil

 at Calvary Chapel in Yorba Linda. A few days before his death, his family and friends gathered to celebrate his birthday.