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Suspects Face Charges for Killing 6-Year-Old Boy in Road Rage Shooting in California

Authorities arrested two suspects connected to the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old boy during a road rage incident on the 55 Freeway in Orange, Calif., last month.

Arrest: California Highway Patrol (CHP) arrested Marcus Anthony Eriz, 24, and Wynne Lee, 23, on Sunday at their home in Costa Mesa for the death of Aiden Leos, according to NBC Los Angeles.

Man Who Punched Elderly Couple and Harassed Olympic Athlete, Pleads Not Guilty to Hate Crime Charges

A man who punched an elderly Asian couple has been charged with hate crimes during his arraignment on Tuesday, local prosecutors revealed. 

Michael Orlando Vivona, 26, is now facing two felony counts of elder abuse, two felony counts of hate crime battery and two felony hate crime enhancements, reports the LA Times.

Man Who Harassed Olympian Sakura Kokumai Arrested After Assaulting Elderly Couple in OC Park

A man who was filmed harassing Olympic athlete Sakura Kokumai weeks ago in Orange County has been arrested after also allegedly attacking an elderly Korean American couple in the same location.

Michael Vivona, 25, was apprehended by Orange police for punching a 79-year-old man and 80-year-old woman in their faces at Grijalva Park on Sunday evening, LA Times reported.

Suspect Accused of Punching Korean American Woman at Skate Park in Tustin Faces Hate Crime Charge

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An 18-year-old woman was verbally attacked and physically assaulted by a male suspect last Sunday morning at her local skate park in Tustin, Calif.

Jenna Dupuy, who is of Korean and Puerto Rican descent, was at the Tustin Legacy Skatepark to teach a morning art class. She was approached by a man who made suggestive comments before eventually assaulting her. 

Man Accused of Attempting to Sexually Assault ‘White’ Woman in Response to Anti-Asian Crimes

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An Asian man accused of kidnapping and attempting to sexually assault an Asian woman because he thought she was white has been arrested and charged in Irvine, California last week.

Michael Sangbong Rhee, 37, of Lake Forest, allegedly targeted the victim while she was sitting in her car in the area of Harvard Avenue and Coronado Street around 1:30 p.m. on April 8.

Japanese American Olympian Racially Harassed While Training in Orange

Sakura Kokumai, a Japanese American Olympic athlete, was verbally harassed while training at a park in Orange, CA.

The incident happened in Grijalva Park on April 1 when Kokumai, 28, was training for her upcoming karate competition at the Tokyo Summer Olympic Games in July, according to KTLA. Soon after, an unidentified man approached her and started hurling racial slurs at the athlete.