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‘Purge killer’ charged over shooting of teens on date at movie theatre

POLICE have charged Joseph Jimenez, the man suspected of killing a teenager and injuring another when he allegedly opening fire in a movie theater in Corona, California.

The Riverside County District Attorney’s Office charged Jimenez, 20, with murder and attempted murder and added sentence enhancements for using a firearm to cause death and injury.

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Joseph Jimenez made his first court appearance and was charged with murder and attempted murderCredit: AP
Goodrich was pronounced dead at the scene

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Goodrich was pronounced dead at the sceneCredit: Instagram

“Hey, look at me, bro!” screamed Dave Goodrich, father of 18-year-old Rylee Goodrich of Corona.

“Look at me! Look at me, dude!” Goodrich continued yelling before sobbing and falling into a friend’s embrace.

He is currently being held without bail after he was allegedly seen brandishing a firearm to shoot 18-year-old Rylee Goodrich and 19-year-old Anthony Barajas.

During a Monday night screening of “The Forever Purge” at the Regal Edwards Corona Crossings movie theater, Jimenez is alleged of opening fire, fatally wounding Goodrich, who was pronounced dead at the scene, and critically injuring Barajas, who remains on life support.

Goodrich, a cheerleader, was apparently on a first date with Barajas, a TikTok influencer.

Goodrich says his daughter “never even had a chance” after Jimenez shot her execution-style.

Barajas has apparently been declared as brain dead following the shooting.

Police took Jimenez into custody while serving a search warrant at his presumed residence just outside the Corona city limits.

While executing the search warrant, police found a handgun of the same caliber that was the weapon believed to have been used in the shooting.

Authorities are still working to find a motive for the shooting.

There does not seem to be a connection between the victims and Jimenez, with the District Attorney’s Office saying they believe the attack to be random.

Barajas has apparently been declared brain dead and is on life support

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Barajas has apparently been declared brain dead and is on life supportCredit: Instagram



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