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TikTok star Anthony Barajas dies after CA theater shooting

TikTok star Anthony Barajas died Saturday, five days after he was gunned down with his day in a California movie theater.

Barajas, 19, had been on lifetime assist because Monday, when he and 18-calendar year-outdated Rylee Goodrich were being shot when watching a screening of “The Forever Purge” in Corona, California. It was the couple’s very first date.

Goodrich died instantaneously from the gunshot wound to her head. Barajas, a TikTok character with extra than 1 million followers, was shot in the eye.

Early Saturday, his buddy Malik Earnest, a San Diego reporter who had been sharing updates for a number of days, tweeted, “I want to thank anyone who lifted Anthony in prayer. The accidents to his brain ended up irreparable. July 30th at 11 p.m., Anthony was wheeled down an ‘honor walk’ the place he would eventually donate his organs so other people may possibly stay. You should keep on to pray for his family members and close friends.”

Joseph Jimenez, 20, was arrested late Tuesday and billed with the unprovoked assault. Cops stated he appeared to have no link to the couple, who had been on their very first date.

Barajas had been attending a movie at the time he was shot.
Barajas had been attending a screening of “The Forever Purge” when he was shot.

Goodrich’s father, David, reported his daughter had achieved Barajas over July 4 weekend.

Barajas took Goodrich to “her preferred restaurant” just before they went to see the hottest installment of “The Purge,” the father said. She had texted her mother throughout the motion picture that she considered dystopian flick dull and silly.

Just 6 tickets ended up marketed for the screening, and the younger couple’s bodies had been only uncovered after the show was over. Cops claimed it was unclear how lots of people today were being in the theater at the time of the shootings.

Rylee Goodrich died instantaneously immediately after getting shot in the head.
Edwards and Barajas were seeing "The Forever Purge" when they were shot.
Edwards and Barajas were being observing “The Forever Purge” on a initial date when they were being shot.
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Anthony Barajas had grown a substantial following on TikTok.
Anthony Barajas experienced developed a substantial following on TikTok.

Witnesses helped cops observe Jimenez down, and he was arrested at his dwelling, in which police found a gun matching the caliber of the murder weapon, the Corona Police Department said. According to TMZ, he also had Goodrich’s wallet.

Goodrich’s father confronted the alleged gunman as he appeared in court docket Friday.

The heartbroken dad termed Jimenez numerous occasions as he was led by way of the courtroom in handcuffs.  “Hey, glance at me, bro! Search at me! Seem at me, dude! That was my …” the he said, just before breaking down in tears in a friend’s arms. 

Jimenez was billed Friday by the Riverside County district attorney’s office environment with one depend of murder and one count of attempted murder, according to the Los Angeles Situations.

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