CORONA (CBSLA) – The man suspected of killing two people in a Corona movie theater shooting has reportedly confessed to the crime.CHP Motorcycle Officer Involved In Traffic Collision On Eastbound 105 Freeway At Bellflower Boulevard
The confession came during a jailhouse interview with the Press-Enterprise newspaper, when Jimenez is reported to have said voices in his head tormented him for months.
He reportedly added that he shot the two victims because he thought it was the only way to save his loved ones from the voices that were telling him they would kill his family.
Authorities said the shooting happened during a showing of “The Forever Purge,” at the Regal Edwards Corona Crossings movie theater.
“During the actual movie time, no one apparently heard the gunshot,” Kailyn Dillon, an employee who was not working at the time, told CBSLA. “I know that we do have security bag checks that we do on a daily and, unfortunately, I’m not sure if just was missed or if it was in a holster on their belt.”READ MORE: First Weekend Eligible Adults Can Receive Pfizer's COVID-19 Booster Shot In Los Angeles County
Corona police detectives raided Jimenez’s residence in the 19000 block of Envoy Avenue in El Cerrito, where they found a gun and evidence linked to the movie theater shooting, the department said. The gun matched the caliber of the weapon used in the shooting.
“The guy seemed he seemed a little off,” said neighbor Ken Mendoza. “My son detected something strange about that guy.”
They later found and arrested Jimenez himself. There is no evidence that the suspect knew the victims.
“We have determined that he acted alone in this murder” Cpl. Tobias Kouroubacalis said of the Corona Police Department.
Goodrich died at the scene. Barajas, who was on life support after the shooting, passed away early Saturday morning, according to the Corona Police Department.MORE NEWS: Man Shot And Killed By Huntington Police Saturday As Nearby Crowds Watched U.S. Open Of Surfing