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Man arrested in Corona theater shooting that left 1 teen dead, another injured

A 20-year-old man has been arrested in connection to the shooting at a Corona movie theater that killed a woman and left her friend on life support, Corona police said.

Joseph Jimenez was arrested at 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 27, at a home in the 19000 block of Envoy Avenue, about two miles north of the Regal Edwards cinema. He was booked into Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside at 4:07 a.m. Wednesday, according to the county jail log.

He was arrested on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and robbery with a gun. Jimenez was being held in lieu of $2 million bail.

The shooting killed Rylee Goodrich, 18, and gravely injured Anthony Barajas, 19.

Police said Wednesday that the shooting was not gang related and that it appeared to have been an unprovoked attack.

Witness statements led detectives to Jimenez. They searched his house and found a gun with a caliber matching that of the gun used in the shooting, as well as other evidence, police said. They planned to reveal more information in a late-morning news conference.

Goodrich and Barajas had been watching the night’s last showing of “The Forever Purge,” a movie with a plot centered around all criminal laws being suspended for 12 hours, police said. They were discovered about 11:45 p.m. when an employee entered the theater after the movie ended.

There were six tickets purchased for that showing, and police were looking for the other four customers.

A GoFundMe page was established to raise money for funeral expenses for Goodrich’s family.

This story is developing. Please check back for updates.


Source: Orange County Register

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