Supervisor Katrina Foley Releases Statement After Gunman Found Guilty of Murder in Aiden Leos Road Rage Shooting

ORANGE COUNTY, CALIFORNIA — Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released a statement after a jury found Marcus Eriz guilty of murder in the shooting of Aiden Leos in May, 2021.   

“As a mother, I am heartbroken thinking of the horror experienced by Baby Aiden’s family,” said Supervisor Foley. “No one should fear senseless gun violence when driving a child to school. Today’s verdict brings some measure of justice, but true justice for the family would be the chance to hear Baby Aiden’s laugh again.”   

On May 21, 2021 six-year-old Aiden Leos of Costa Mesa was shot and killed in a road rage incident by a ghost gun on the 55 freeway in Orange County on his way to kindergarten.    

Supervisor Foley, the former Mayor of Costa Mesa, offered $50,000 from district discretionary county funds as an incentive to find the suspects. Supervisor Don Wagner, the City of Costa Mesa, and other local businesses provided funds towards the reward as well.   

Last year, Supervisor Foley wrote an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times on the need for national gun reform. 


Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2022 to represent the newly established District 5, which includes the cities of Aliso Viejo, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, a large portion of Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Newport Beach, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, as well as the unincorporated areas of Coto de Caza, Emerald Bay, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, Rancho Mission Viejo, Stonecliffe and Wagon Wheel. This is her second term on the Board of Supervisors, where she previously served District 2.     

Supervisor Foley’s Board appointments include the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA), OCFA Legislation & Public Affairs Committee Chair, Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), OCTA Legislative and Communications Committee Vice Chair, Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency, Transportation Corridor Agency (TCA), TCA Joint Environmental Committee, Coastal Greenbelt Authority, Newport Bay and South Orange County Watershed Executive Committees, Ocean Institute, San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) Community Engagement Panel, Spent Fuel Solutions Coalition Co-Chair, Orange County Housing Finance Trust Chair, and the Orange County Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council.