Suspect Arrested in Shooting at Corona Movie Theater

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The Corona Police Department announced Wednesday they have arrested a suspect in connection with a deadly movie theater shooting in Corona that left one person dead and another on life support.

Joseph Jimenez, 20, was arrested Tuesday night after detectives served a search warrant at the residence's address in El Cerrito. Jimenez was booked for murder, attempted murder and robbery. He is currently being held on a $2 million bail. During a search of the suspect's home, detectives also recovered a firearm, and "additional evidence related to the crime scene were discovered." Police say the recovered firearm matched the caliber of the weapon used in the murder.  

Authorities say the attack appeared to be unprovoked.

The shooting occurred just before midnight Monday at the Regal Edwards Corona crossing during a 9:35 p.m. showing of "The Forever Purge." Rylee Goodrich, 18, of Corona was killed while Anthony Barajas, 19, was wounded in the attack.

"Officers arrived on scene, they located two people down suffering from gunshot wounds inside the theater," said Officer Tobias Kouroubacalis of the Corona Police Department. "I'm being told right now there were six tickets purchased for that movie showing."

Anyone who has additional information about Monday's shooting are being asked to call the Corona Police Department Anonymous TIP Line at 951-817-5837 or contact Senior Detective Slaven Neagu at 951-739-4916 or email him at

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