Man Charged In ‘Forever Purge’ Theater Shooting That Left Teen Dead, Another Injured

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A suspect was charged for his alleged involvement in a shooting that left a TikTok star critically injured and another dead, CBSLA reported.

Joseph Jimenez, 20, was arrested on July 27 after evidence related to the crime scene was discovered at his home, according to the CBSLA. He is currently being held at Riverside Presley Detention Center and has been charged with murder, attempted murder, and robbery.

Rylee Goodrich, 18, was found dead and Anthony Barajas, 19, was gravely wounded during a 9:30 p.m. screening of “The Forever Purge” at the Regal Edwards Corona Crossings movie theater, according to CBSLA. Staff discovered them after the movie ended when they were cleaning up.

Barajas is currently on life support at the hospital, according to CBSLA. The two adults were watching the movie together.

“During the actual movie time, no one apparently heard the gunshot,” movie theater employee Kailyn Dillon told CBSLA. “I know that we do have security bag checks that we do on the daily and, unfortunately, I’m not sure if just was missed or if it was in a holster on their belt.”

Records show a total of six tickets were purchased for the showing, according to CBSLA. (RELATED: Watch As Patriotic Americans Belt Out The National Anthem In The Middle Of Walmart)

The motivation behind the shooting is unclear, and cops did not recover a gun at the scene, according to CBSLA.

“They’re still going through the theater and looking for evidence that would send us in one direction or another,” Corona Police Corporal Tobias Kouroubacalis told CBSLA. “We’re working in the blind.”

Barajas was a TikTok content creator with nearly 1 million followers, and Goodrich was home on summer break from Grand Canyon University in Arizona, according to CBSLA.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated. 

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