Joseph Jimenez, 20, of Corona, Riverside County, California, United States has been arrested by the Corona Police Department. He was charged with murder, attempted murder and robbery.
Jimenez is accused of shooting his fellow Corona residents Anthony Barajas, 19, and Rylee Goodrich, 18, at the Regal Edwards Corona Crossings and RPX theater on Tuscany Street in Corona on July 26, 2021. The victims, who were friends, were watching “The Forever Purge.”
Barajas and Goodrich were only discovered when employees went inside the theater to clean after the movie screening, Corona Police Department public information officer Tobias Kouroubacalis told KTLA. Barajas was rushed to a hospital and placed on life support while Goodrich was pronounced dead at the scene.
Goodrich was a Grand Canyon University student. Barajas is a social media influencer with almost 1 million TikTok followers.
On July 27, 2021, Jimenez was arrested at his home in Corona. On July 28, 2021, he was booked into the Riverside Presley Detention Center in Riverside, Riverside County and his bail was set at $2 million.
Written by James DeMonaco and directed by Everardo Gout, “The Forever Purge” was theatrically released by Universal Pictures in the U.S. on July 2, 2021. It stars Ana de la Reguera, Tenoch Huerta, Josh Lucas, Cassidy Freeman, Leven Rambin, Alejandro Edda and Will Patton.
The dystopian action horror film was filmed from 2019 to 2020 in different parts of California including Pomona and Ontario. It is the fifth installment of the “Purge” film series.