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Police arrest third suspect in connection with killing of man in Magna

Unified Police have located a third man wanted in connection with the beating death of a Magna man on Monday.

Police said Thursday morning they were looking for 18-year-old Easton Jorge Esparsa, who they believed to have been one of a group of people who allegedly chased and beat Fred Ortiz, 41, to death in a Magna parking lot on Monday afternoon. Later on Thursday, police announced they had found Esparsa and arrested him.

Two other people — an 18-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman — were previously arrested.

— Tribune reporter Sara Tabin contributed to this story.

A previous version of this story contained a booking photo of the accused during a time when the police were searching for him. He has since been located and The Tribune has removed the photo.

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