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  • Suspect Arrested in Iron County in Connection with Idaho Shooting
    by Tracie Sullivan
    Published - 07/16/13 - 07:00 AM | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    (Parowan, Utah) - A Idaho Falls man wanted for questioning in connection with a deadly shooting in the Rigby Idaho area was arrested by the Iron County Sheriff’s Department Sunday night in Parowan City. Emmanuel Jesus Grandos, 23, is suspected in a weekend shooting death outside of a 15-year-old girl’s birthday party in southeastern Idaho.

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department sent out an attempt to locate bulletin Sunday morning and later received a tip that Grandos had boarded the bus in Salt Lake City.

    Iron County Sheriff Mark Gower said his agency had received a tip from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department that Grandos had boarded a bus in Salt Lake City. Gower said, they intercepted at the bus stop in Parowan and immediately arrested him.

    “The arrest went well. It was low key and the suspect was cooperative so we didn’t have any problems,” Gower said.

    Granados was arrested just before 11 pm and is now being held in the Iron County Jail while awaiting extradition to Idaho where he will be charged with second-degree murder.

    Granados was wanted for the shooting of 22-year-old Fermin Lemus of Madison County, who was shot multiple times while attending a quinceanera in the Rigby area shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday.

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department reports the incident began when two men arrived at the party and confronted Lemus. Lemus later went with the men to the parking lot, where they allegedly argued. According to officials, private security tried breaking the fight up when a man pulled a gun out and fired several times at the victim. Deputies said the man then climbed into a 1990 blue Nissan and left the scene.

    An associate of the man who fired the gun, Juan Lopez, 24, was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center and treated for a knife wound. Lopez is currently listed in fair condition.

    Officials in Idaho’s Jefferson County are still investigating the shooting.

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