On June 30, 2023, after an in-depth investigation by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Devon Bobian was arrested on second degree felony murder charges, for the death of Fountain Police Officer Julian Becerra.
Officer Becerra suffered fatal injuries falling from a bridge following the pursuit of Mr. Bobian.
Officer Becerra served with the Fountain Police Department for 4 ½ years and was assigned to the Patrol Division as a K9 Officer.
He previously served with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office as a Security Technician starting in 2014, and later moved on to become a Deputy Sheriff.
Detectives from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Investigations Division began investigating the February 2nd incident following Officer Becerra’s death and presented their findings to the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office, in June.
“I am incredibly proud of the hard work our Investigations Division put into this case,” said Sheriff Joe Roybal. “The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office consistently demonstrates an unwavering commitment to any investigation. Our hearts continue to go out to Officer Becerra’s family and the members of the Fountain Police Department.”
Bobian is currently being held in the Bent County Correctional Facility for a previous sentence. The standard bond amount for second degree felony murder charges is set at $50,000. Due to Bobian’s criminal history and the severity of the new charges, bond has been set for a $2 million cash only bond.
All future inquiries regarding this incident and charges related to this incident may be directed towards the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.