A youthful TikTok star who had been in a coma after he and a companion were shot inside a Southern California cinema has died, police and his family said Saturday.
Anthony Barajas, 19, was watching “The Forever Purge” at a venue in Corona with Rylee Goodrich, 18, on Monday when they were each shot in the head. They were found by a representative get-togethers last appearance of the evening.
Goodrich died at the scene. Barajas was taken to a close by clinic, where he was put in a coma.
Barajas, referred to online as itsanthonymichael, had almost 1,000,000 adherents on TikTok and more on different platforms.
The suspect acted alone, and there’s no sign he knew the victims or that Barajas’ job as a TikTok force to be reckoned with assumed a part in the wrongdoing, Corona police Cpl. Tobias Kouroubacalis told reporters last week.
“It was totally unjustifiable, and the victims were shot without any sort of earlier contact,” Kouroubacalis said during a news conference Wednesday.
Police were working with Riverside County prosecutors to add a second murder mean something negative for the suspected shooter, Joseph Jimenez.
Jimenez, 20, appeared in Riverside County Superior Court on Friday in the wake of being accused of murder in the death of Goodrich and attempted murder of Barajas. Yet, he didn’t enter a supplication, and his arraignment was delayed.
Prosecutors likewise had accused Jimenez of an uncommon situation of ready to pounce that makes him qualified for the death penalty whenever sentenced as charged.
Jimenez has been imprisoned since his arrest. It’s not satisfactory whether he has retained a lawyer who can speak for him.
Barajas had been a secondary school honor student, the Riverside Press-Enterprise reported.
“From his fast grin to his merciful heart, Anthony’s presence was a gift to all who knew him,” his family said in a statement.