TikTok star Anthony Barajas has passed away days after being shot in the head by a stranger, who also killed his 18-year-old date, Rylee Goodrich.
The Corona Police Department announced the tragic news this morning via a statement. They said they had "been notified that Anthony Barajas passed away early this morning."
The ended, “We extend our thoughts and condolences to his family and friends.”
Anthony and Rylee went on their first day on Monday, July 26. They attended a 9:35 pm showing of "The Forever Purge" at The Crossings mall in Corona. Only six tickets had been sold for the film's showing.
After the movie ended, a theater employee found the two while they were cleaning up. Officials believe the incident was unprovoked.
Rylee was pronounced dead at the scene while Anthony was rushed to the hospital where he was placed on life support until this morning
On Friday, the Riverside County's District Attorney's Office charged 20-year-old Joseph Jimenez with murder and attempted murder over the shooting. Investigators say he shot the two victims in the back of their heads while they were watching the film.
At the moment, Joseph is being held on $2 million bail. The police obtained a search warrant for his home where they found a firearm that matched the caliber of the gun used at the movie theater.
Following the murder, Rylee's father spoke to Daily Mail describing how his daughter was excited for their night out. He said, “I could tell she really, really liked this boy. And he really, really liked her. They were so excited about their first date. She curled her hair all pretty."
Rylee had been texting her mother right up until the moment she was shot, her father said. He said she was not a fan of the film and had "texted my wife how boring and stupid it was, how she didn’t like the movie."
Rylee's dad said officers found his daughter's wallet at Joseph's home. Joseph will appear in court next month as the police continue to try to determine what led the alleged murderer to kill the young teens.