Update: Arrest Made in Deadly Birthday Party Shooting

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Updated: 7/15/2013 1:00 pm
UPDATE: The man wanted in connection to a deadly shooting in Rigby has been arrested near Cedar City, Utah. 

Jefferson County Sherriff's Deputies issued an attempt to locate early Sunday morning for Emmanuel Jesus Granados, 23.  Deputies had received a tip that he boarded a bus in Salt Lake City.

Granados was later arrested in Iron County.

The suspect will be extradited and charged with second-degree murder with a $750,000.00 bond.

A spokesperson for the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says the investigation is ongoing.  A news conference has been scheduled for 3:00 p.m., Monday.  KPVI News Six will have more on that news conference at 5 and 6.

PREVIOUS STORY: Sunday night around midnight Fermin Lemus from Madison County was shot multiple times while attending a Quinceanera off of North Yellowstone Highway in Rigby.

"We were celebrating my daughters 15th, it's a quinceanera, and everything was going good. It was at the end of the night around 1 a.m. somebody came in and they just said shots were fired outside and we went to go check and young man did pass away," said Norma Veldez, the Mother of the Birthday girl. 

The Veldez family is now picking up the remaining balloons and decorations from their daughters 15th birthday party, which they say went very well until this incident, but thankfully it came towards the end of the celebration.

"Events like this are unexpected and it was sad. We are here to celebrate our daughter and our culture does this a lot and it is just sad that people do stuff like this," added Veldez. 

Reports state that the suspects showed up and confronted the victim; they proceeded outside to the parking lot where the confrontation began. Private security attempted to break the fight up when the suspect pulled a gun firing multiple times at the victim. The shooter then fled in his vehicle and 22 year old Fermin Lemus was pronounced dead at the scene. 23-year-old Emmanuel Jesus Granados is wanted for questioning in connection with this incident and police officials ask that if you have any information you can call the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office.

"Our prayers and thoughts go with the young man who passed away and we are really sorry it happened and especially to this day, to our family, it's hard. It's hard for my daughter because it was a special day for her and this had to happen," said Veldez.  

24 year old Juan Lopez, an associate of the shooter, was later admitted to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center with a knife wound. Reports say an autopsy will be performed with Lemus and the investigation is ongoing. We will update you on this story through our newscasts and on Facebook when new information arises.
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