TikTok star wounded in movie theater shooting has died from his injuries

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(CNN) — A well-known TikTok idiosyncratic has died of his injuries aft being wounded successful a shooting astatine a California movie theatre Monday nighttime that near different pistillate dead, constabulary said.

Anthony Barajas, 19, died aboriginal Saturday morning, the Corona Police Department said successful a quality release.

“We widen our thoughts and condolences to his household and friends,” the merchandise said.

Barajas and a friend, Rylee Goodrich, 18, were astatine a showing of “The Forever Purge” astatine the Regal Edwards Movie theatre successful Corona connected Monday, constabulary said. The teens were friends and went to ticker the movie together, according to police. Theater unit recovered them with gunshot wounds aft the movie, according to police.

Goodrich died astatine the country and Barajas was taken to a infirmary for attraction wherever helium was connected beingness support.

Joseph Jimenez, 20, was arrested successful transportation with the shooting Tuesday and is being held connected $2 cardinal bail and charged with murder, attempted execution and robbery, according to an earlier CNN report. The constabulary section said Saturday it is moving with the Riverside County District Attorney’s bureau to adhd different number of first-degree execution against Jimenez for Barajas’ death.

CNN has reached retired to the Riverside County nationalist defender’s bureau to find if Jimenez has retained ineligible practice and has not heard back.

Jimenez was located by constabulary astatine his location successful El Cerrito, an unincorporated country of Corona. Police searched Jimenez’ home and recovered a firearm and further grounds related to the movie theatre transgression scene, they said.

“The Forever Purge,” which debuted successful theaters earlier this month, is the 5th movie in the “Purge” franchise. Each sequel is based connected the premise that a totalitarian authorities has created 1 nighttime each twelvemonth wherever everything, including murder, is legal.

An ‘unprovoked attack’

There were less than 10 radical successful the theatre wherever Goodrich and Barajas were shot, Corona Police Capt. Paul Mercado told CNN earlier this week, yet it has not been determined if the shooting happened during oregon aft the movie.

“They were changeable successful the head,” Corona Police Cpl. Tobias Kouroubacalis told CNN successful an email. “We volition not cognize however galore times oregon the nonstop introduction constituent of the bullet(s) until the coroner performs their autopsies and writes their reports.”

CNN has contacted the theatre for remark but has not heard back.

Police judge that Jimenez, who had a movie ticket, acted alone and didn’t cognize the victims oregon person immoderate anterior interaction with them.

“It’s an unfortunate crook of events here,” said Mercado. “The nationalist present are truly looking for a motive. Right now, determination is nary motive. It’s an unprovoked attack.”

Police said that items were taken and “robbery is portion of what happened during that crime,” but that they are not calling it a motive successful the shooting, Kouroubacalis said during a property league held connected Wednesday.

A TikTok enthusiast, a runner with a ‘great heart’

Barajas had astir 930,000 followers connected TikTok and precocious posted video updates from a household vacation. During precocious school, helium was a standout shot subordinate astatine Mater Dei High successful Santa Ana, according to CNN affiliate KABC.

Goodrich attended Corona High School, according to KABC, and played volleyball, ran way and was a cheerleader. After precocious school, she received a assemblage assistance for Grand Canyon University’s STEM program. She was successful municipality visiting household for the summer.

Her cousin, Ashley Cole, told KABC she had a “great heart” and ever consenting to helping others.

Jimenez is expected to look earlier a justice for arraignment successful the adjacent mates days, according to Kouroubacalis.

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