FAIRFIELD (CBS13) – Police say a man wanted for attempted murder was arrested at a Fairfield high school’s graduation ceremony.
Manuel Antonio Rodrigues, a 19-year-old Fairfield resident, was wanted in connection to a May 25 shooting. Fairfield Police say they were tipped off by an off-duty officer that Rodrigues was in the audience at Thursday’s graduation ceremony for Rodriguez High School Thursday evening.READ MORE: Boy, 8, Hailed A Hero After Discovering Baby Sister Unresponsive In Pool
Officers decided to let the graduation continue without disruption and just keep a close eye on Rodrigues and to avoid any sort of possible dangerous confrontation.READ MORE: Man Apologizes After Video Shows Street Vendor Attacked
Once the ceremony ended and Rodrigues left the stadium, officers pounced and took him into custody.MORE NEWS: Folsom Shuts Sutter Street Down To Open Businesses
Police say officers stayed at the scene to try and dispel any rumors that may have been generated by the commotion.