Elk Grove police arrest suspect after crash, manhunt; second suspect at large

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ELK GROVE, Calif. (KTXL) — Elk Grove police have apprehended at least one suspect after a drug deal Thursday night ended in a crash and a manhunt.

The Elk Grove Police Department says four people met for a pre-arranged drug deal in the area of Laguna and West Stockton boulevards. According to police, 19-year-old Jordon Gordon-Lawson got out of his car, leaving a passenger in his car, to meet a 17-year-old boy and a man in their car.

The teenager was trying to buy marijuana when Gordon-Lawson grabbed the teenager’s money and ran away, according to police. Both the teen and the man he was with began to chase after Gordon-Lawson.

While being chased, Gordon-Lawson took out a gun, at which point the man ran back to their car, according to police. Officials say the teen, however, ran into Gordon-Lawson’s car and drove it away with Gordon-Lawson’s passenger in the backseat.

Shortly after, the teen lost control and the car overturned.

Elk Grove officers launched a manhunt when the teen ran from the crashed vehicle and hid in a neighborhood in the area of Laguna Boulevard and Bruceville Road. Residents in the area were asked to stay inside as a police helicopter flew overhead.

He was eventually found and detained.

Police say the man the teen was with drove away in an unknown vehicle. They have since been able to identify the man.

Officers found Gordon-Lawson and his passenger near his overturned car and arrested him on suspicion of robbery and weapons charges.

The teen was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and motor vehicle theft.

Neither victim was injured in the incident.

The investigation into the incident is still ongoing and the status of the second suspect is unknown.

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