1 suspect arrested in deadly Federal Way stabbing

FEDERAL WAY, Wash. - One of the two suspects who fled after a deadly stabbing near the Commons Mall in Federal Way has been arrested, and officers are continuing their search for the second suspect.

Jorge A. Santos-Rocha, 24, was arrested outside an apartment in Kent. Also found was the green 2001 Ford Mustang that the two suspects used to flee the scene of the stabbing, said Cathy Schrock of the Federal Way police.

Santos-Rocha was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of second-degree murder. A search warrant was executed, and detectives found evidence placing him at the scene of the killing, Schrock said.

Police said the deadly stabbing happened early Saturday after seven or eight men got into a bar fight at the Caf Arizona, on South 320th Street across the street from the Commons Mall.

Security personnel removed the men from the bar, and two of them ran away from the scene as two other men chased after them.

The two suspects who were chasing caught up with the first two just north of the Denny's restaurant and attacked them, stabbing one of the men, Schrock said. The two suspects then fled the scene in a green Ford Mustang.

Police and medics arrived on scene just after 2:15 a.m. Saturday and found that the stabbing victim had also suffered a serious head injury, possibly from being struck by the suspects' car.

Medics tried but could not save the injured man, identified as a 34-year-old SeaTac resident. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are asking anyone with information about the second suspect to call 911 or contact lead detective K.C. Krusey at 253-835-6895 or email him at