Anthony Barajas, the 19-year-old Corona man and TikTok star who was shot along with his date at a Corona, California movie theater on Monday, died Saturday, the Corona police said in a statement.
“The Corona Police Department has been notified that Anthony Barajas passed away early this morning. We extend our thoughts and condolences to his family and friends.”
Father Walter Jenkins, President of Mater Dei High School, where Barajas studied, sent a message regarding his passing.
“Anthony was proudly and always a Monarch. As Monarchs, we stand proud of Anthony. And we stand with his family in this difficult time,” he said. “From all that we knew of him during his time at Mater Dei and beyond, Anthony Barajas, ’19, held at the center of his life his faith in Jesus Christ and his love for those around him. Only our faith in God and our love for one another can comfort us now from the crushing grief of his death.”
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On July 26, police responded just before midnight to a call for help at a movie theater located in The Crossings in the 2600 block of Tuscany Street. Officers found the two gunshot victims at the location.
Rylee Goodrich was dead, and Anthony Barajas was on life support, police said.
Barajas, known online as itsanthonymichael, had nearly a million followers on TikTok, and more on other platforms.
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Police said the shooting happened inside the theater during a late showing of "The Forever Purge."
Joseph Jimenez, a 20-year-old man suspected of the shooting was charged Friday with murder and attempted murder.
The Corona Police Department is working with the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office to add an additional count of first-degree murder against Joseph Jimenez.
Anyone who has additional information can call the Corona Police Department Anonymous TIP Line at 951-817-5837 or contact Senior Detective Slaven Neagu at 951-739-4916 or email him at Slaven.Neagu@CoronaCA.gov.