TikTok star Anthony Barajas is within the hospital and on life assist after a lethal capturing at a Regal movie show in Corona on Monday, police mentioned.
What Occurred to Anthony Barajas?
Barajas, a 19-year-old Corona native, was considered one of two gunshot victims within the capturing. His pal, 18-year-old Rylee Goodrich, additionally a Corona native, was killed.
The capturing befell throughout a 9:30 p.m. screening of “The Eternally Purge,” the fifth film within the Purge franchise, a few 12-hour window of time the place the federal government makes all crime, together with homicide, authorized.
Solely six tickets have been bought for that screening, in response to Corona police.
Who Is Anthony Barajas?
Barajas, who has practically 1 million followers on TikTok on his account itsanthonymichael, has uploaded movies on his web page since a minimum of February 2019.
Some present him finishing trending challenges on the platform, whereas others present him pulling pranks with buddies and hanging out on the seashore.
Movies he posted singing widespread songs by artists like Justin Bieber and Harry Types usually hit over 1 million views.
Barajas additionally posted movies with group of 5 younger males, self-dubbed the “Brocodeboys,” who share a house in Southern California, make TikTok content material collectively, and not too long ago launched a swimwear line, along with making movies for his personal account.
The final video on Barajas’ TikTok web page was uploaded Friday, July 23, and exhibits him joking with family members throughout a household trip to Hawaii.
Followers left supportive feedback on Barajas’ current TikTok movies and on Instagram, hoping for his restoration and praying for the households affected by the capturing.
“praying for you!! preserve combating!!” mentioned one commenter on TikTok.
“I don’t know you however man do I want you come out of this alright,” mentioned one other commenter on Instagram.
Different feedback from family members expressed shock on the capturing, Barajas’s damage and Goodrich’s dying.
What’s Taking place Now?
Police arrested 20-year-old Joseph Jimenez in reference to the crime, after witness statements led authorities to serve a search warrant at Jimenez’s dwelling within the 19000 block of Envoy Avenue in El Cerrito Tuesday evening.
Police say the suspect was appearing alone, and didn’t have any prior contact with Barajas or Goldrich.
Jimenez was booked on the Riverside Presley Detention Heart on costs of homicide, tried homicide, and theft. He’s being held on a $2 million greenback bail.
Anybody with data on this case is requested to name Corona Police Senior Det. Slaven Neagu at 951-739-4916 or electronic mail Slaven.Neagu@CoronaCA.gov, or the Corona Police Tip Line at 951-817-5837.