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Reno Police Arrest Eldorado Security Officer on Murder Charge

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Reno police have arrested an Eldorado casino security officer they say used an excessive amount of bodily force against another man, killing him last December. 

On December 15th, police say they responded to the Eldorado Hotel in regards to a man in custody for trespassing. Upon arrival, officers spoke to the man who was being detained and called for medical assistance due to an apparent medical problem. The man later died at the hospital.

Detectives responded and started a death investigation while working the Washoe County District Attorney's Office. Upon final review of the incident, it was determined the victim, Victor Victoria-Acevedo, had posted negative comments about the Bubinga Lounge security on social media and was denied entry into the club based on those comments.

Police say an argument broke out and the suspect, Stefan Johnson, a Bubinga security officer, used an excessive amount of bodily force against the victim which caused injuries that resulted in his death.

On April 10, 2014, an arrest warrant was obtained for Johnson and he was arrested and booked into the Washoe County Jail on murder in the 2nd degree.

Eldorado Hotel-Casino released this statement regarding the investigation:

"We have recently been made aware of the Reno Police Department's press release and a subsequent arrest related to an incident that occurred at the Eldorado Hotel-Casino in the early hours of Sunday, December 15, 2013.

"From the day of the incident and throughout the investigation, the Eldorado has fully cooperated with local law enforcement and we will continue to offer our full cooperation. Given that criminal charges are now pending, the Eldorado is unable to provide further comment at this time."

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