California TikTok star, 19, dies after 'Purge' theater shooting


Anthony Barajas, a 19-year-old TikTok star who was shot during a screening of “The Forever Purge” at a Southern California movie theater on Monday, died on Saturday morning, police announced. 

Rylee Goodrich, an 18-year-old who was at the movie with Barajas, was also shot and pronounced dead at the scene. 

The Corona Police Department said it is working with the district attorney to add an additional count of first-degree murder against 20-year-old Joseph Jimenez, who was arrested on Tuesday evening and charged with murder and attempted murder on Friday. 

Anthony Barajas, 19, passed away on Saturday morning, days after he was shot during a screening of "The Forever Purge" in southern California. 

Anthony Barajas, 19, passed away on Saturday morning, days after he was shot during a screening of “The Forever Purge” in southern California. 
(FOX 11 Los Angeles )

Barajas, who went by @itsanthonymichael on social media, had nearly one million followers on TikTok. 

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Corona police Cpl. Tobias Kouroubacalis said that only six tickets were bought for the movie on Monday night and they believe Jimenez acted alone in the shooting. 

“It was completely unprovoked, and the victims were shot without any kind of prior contact,” Kouroubacalis said Wednesday. 

Dave Goodrich, Rylee Goodrich’s father, confronted Jiminez during a court appearance on Friday. 

Joseph Jimenez, 20, allegedly shot and killed two teens in a southern California movie theater on Monday evening. 

Joseph Jimenez, 20, allegedly shot and killed two teens in a southern California movie theater on Monday evening. 
(Corona Police Department)

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“Look at me. Look at me!” Goodrich yelled at Jiminez as several people held him back, according to FOX 11. “That was my daughter.”

Theater workers found the wounded teens after the 9:35 p.m. showing of “The Forever Purge,” which is the fifth installment in the series that depicts a dystopian future of America where all crime is legalized for 24 hours annually. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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