Arrest made in fatal Carlsbad stabbing

CARLSBAD — The arrest of a man with gang ties who fled the state has been made for a March 25 homicide on the 3800 block of Harding Street near the intersection of Carol Place. The victim was found by Carlsbad police after they responded to reports at 10:40 p.m. of a stabbing.
The deceased man has been identified as Devin Allen of Oceanside, who was within one week of his 28th birthday, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s office.
Allen was found with at least one stab wound, and he was “out by the street,” when police arrived at the location, according to Sgt. Mickey Williams of the Carlsbad Police Department.
That area of Harding Street is residential, and located between Tamarack Avenue and the popular tourist attraction Carlsbad Village.
Allen was pronounced dead at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido at 11:33 p.m.
An autopsy report shows that Allen suffered a fatal stab wound to the abdomen.
Williams said that Carlsbad police have identified Juan Rocha as a suspect in the homicide, and Rocha was arrested on March 29 at a bus station in Indianapolis, Ind.
Rocha was booked into a jail in Indiana on a murder charge and also charged with assisting a street gang to commit a felony.
Local authorities received assistance in Rocha’s arrest from the U.S. Marshal’s Office and the Indianapolis Police Department.
The Carlsbad Police Department is continuing its investigation of any additional suspects and requests that anyone who has information on this homicide please call (760) 931-2197.


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  1. anonymous says:

    I hope he gets everything he desrves for taking an innocent man from his family, friends and daughter!! Rest in Paradise Devin you are forever missed and never forgotten!!

  2. anonymous says:

    Oh yea…. Rot you piece of crap!

  3. dolls4 says:

    There are no words to describe the hurt & pain that this family is sufferring from there loss. This person should get "THE MAX OF EVERYTHING HE DERSERVES" for taking the life of an innocent man.

  4. R.I.PDEVO!!! says:


  5. christian hanbrook says:

    has anyone given that lead to police officers yet…..

  6. AnonAmous says:

    Certainly we all agree the punishment will never fit the crime. The sad part is it is all soooo frigging senseless. Thank goodness the killer is an idiot and decided to escape by Greyhound.

  7. A Prayer says:

    I am a very close family friend of the Rocha’s and know Juan, who family and friends know as Buddy, very well. When I heard this news early Tuesday my heart was shattered, not only for the innocent life that was taken to soon and the family who is graving for him, but for Buddy’s family too. Sometimes in life people choose a path you cannot control, and what was done is a horrible unimaginable crime. I feel compelled like I must speak on behalf of the entire Rocha family, who ARE IN FACT all American citizens, born and raised in beautiful California. They are all distraught and broken over what has happened. Buddy was also, a Son, a Brother, a Friend and Father. Unfortunately He got himself tied up with the wrong people and threw his whole life away. This is a case of not one life that was lost too soon, but two. My prayers are with The Rocha’s and Allen family.

  8. anonymous says:

    The is no words to speak on rocs behalf, he need to be beatin to no end and suffer for killing Devin.

  9. someone anonymous says:

    yea the whole situation is getting well and doing good and having a fam then this is what happens?? makes me wonder about the whole everything part of gods plan cleche…whats sad is even though this idiot killed a man for nothing and took a father from a little girl and wife, when he gets to the pen, he will fall right in with his southside car and he’ll prob even be looked up to cuz he killed another man for his hood…they wont look at how he has victimized the girl and if he had ONLY victimized the girl and wife he would be fukt and have to be in protective custody, but because he killed the man and the fam was collateral damage, he will be a tough guy in jail….F%^4%^ lame if u ask me..thats not a tough guy or even sticking up for your hood..can you say D I S I L L U S I O N E D
    YOUTH……hope it was worth it kid..have a nice life in the shu….and the person who posted below about both families losing out, youre right…both families DID lose…so the kid is a double idiot, cuz not only did he not think about any of the guys fam, he didnt think of his either..
    what a shame..sad

  10. anonymous says:

    Yeah well if "Buddy" was a super guy and nice father WTF was he doing running around stabbing people? He’s a fricken idiot who has ruined TWO families and affected hundreds. GANGZ R SO KEWL GUISE

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