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Casino stabbing suspect arrested

By: Staff report
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A 33-year-old man is behind bars, suspected of stabbing a young man to death in an altercation Nov. 21 at Red Hawk Casino.

Juarez Estephen was taken into custody by El Dorado County Sheriff's deputies on Monday, Dec. 3.

Law enforcement was tipped off the suspect was possibly in the Cothrin Ranch area of El Dorado County. At 10 p.m. Monday, deputies arrived and established surveillance on the residence, Deputies surrounded the residence and were successful in having Juarez Estephen surrender peacefully, according to officials.

"While evacuating the residence, an aggressive dog was able to escape from inside and attacked an El Dorado County Sheriff's Office K-9," according to a statement released by the sheriff's office. "The aggressive dog was shot and died of his injuries."