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: Good Samaritan Helps Mother, Daughter After Moving Truck Crash Near Cal Expo
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: Protesters Rally In Sacramento In Support Of Indian Farmers' Rights
Once the ceremony ended and Rodrigues left the stadium, officers pounced and took him into custody.MORE NEWS: Bakersfield Man Missing After Car Gets Stuck In Tuolumne County
Police say officers stayed at the scene to try and dispel any rumors that may have been generated by the commotion.