Man accused of killing roommate at Irvine sober living facility

A man accused of killing his roommate at a sober living facility in Irvine was located and arrested in Barstow on Monday morning, authorities said. 

Around 6 a.m., officers with the Irvine Police Department responded to a residential area near Tyler Place and Boulder Creek Way, located near the intersection of Jamboree Road and Portola Parkway, after receiving a report of a stabbing. 

When they arrived at the scene, they found a man suffering from blunt force trauma. He was taken to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead by medical personnel. He was later identified as Jazz Basse Lachance,18, of Arizona. 

Meanwhile, the suspect, 24-year-old Braxton Tysean Hill of Indiana, fled the scene. He was later located in Barstow by California Highway Patrol officers, where he was subsequently taken into custody.

Hill was arrested for suspicion of homicide and booked at Orange County Jail. 

The motive of the attack remains under investigation.

Anyone who may have witnessed this incident or who has information related to this investigation is asked to contact Detective Dave Misko at 949-724-7168 or email