UPDATE: Victim identified in home invasion murder

UPDATE: Victim identified in home invasion murder

SALTON CITY, Calif. – Authorities have identified the man who was beaten to death during a home invasion.

Donald Tarker, 57, died after three men broke into a home and beat him along with three other people, according to Imperial County Sheriff’s Office (ICSO) Coroner Eric Frazier.

Officers say Kevin Scott, 35, Justin Alford, 29, and Aaron Jackson, 20, are suspected of breaking into the home and robbing the victims, Wednesday night.

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Deputies say when they arrived on scene, near Barbara and Betty Avenues, they performed CPR on Tarker but he died from his injuries on scene.

ICSO deputies say the men fled to Riverside County after the incident. However, U.S. Border Patrol agents found the three men shortly after in Riverside County where ICSO met them to make the arrest.

The three men were charged with murder, conspiracy, and burglary among other charges.

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Eduardo Santiago joined the FOX 9 and ABC 5 news team in February, 2012. That’s the same year KECY launched its very first local newscast. He has been covering local news in Yuma and the Imperial Valley since his start as a KYMA photojournalist in 2006. During his decade in broadcasting, Eduardo has covered some of the biggest stories in the Desert Southwest – from President Bush’s visit to Yuma, Ariz. to the uncovering of drug tunnels that span the US-Mexico border. One of the most memorable stories Eduardo covered was the 2010 Easter Earthquake that rocked the Imperial Valley, Mexicali, and Yuma. Eduardo, along with his news team, won an award from the Associated Press for best coverage of an ongoing story following the quake. Before he made his move to TV, Eduardo was just a kid born in East Los Angeles, where he spent his early childhood. His parents moved him to Mexicali, B.C. Mexico, where he did most of his elementary school education. He finally landed in El Centro, where he graduated from Central Union High School in 2005. Eduardo is currently a student at Imperial Valley College. You can find Eduardo hanging out in the Imperial Valley and Yuma with his family on any given weekend. His off-screen passion is playing guitar and sports.

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