March 7, 2014 | Elk Grove Police Dept. Press Release
On Thursday, March 6, 2014 at 8:27 p.m., officers responded to the area of Criollo Court and Haflinger Way regarding an individual who had been shot. Upon arrival, officers located 19-year-old Alec Fjeldstad lying on the street next to a parked vehicle. Fjeldstad was suffering from gunshot wounds to the abdomen and had facial injuries.
Emergency medical personnel arrived and began providing treatment to Fjeldstad. Fjeldstad was transported to a local area hospital with injuries that were described as being serious/critical. Based on information provided by witnesses, officers determined that the suspects, who were described as two African-American males, 18-20 years of age, wearing dark clothing, had fled on foot. Responding officers established a perimeter and CHP's helicopter (H20) provided air support.
During the investigative process, officers developed information that a red Ford Mustang with a tan convertible top may have been involved in the shooting. CHP's helicopter (H20) located a vehicle matching the description of the suspect vehicle parked in the 5000 block of Fox Trotter Way that showed signs of being recently driven.
EGPD officers responded to the area and detained three men who were associated with the Ford Mustang and another vehicle. As the investigation continued, officers were able to determined that Fjeldstad had been contacted by 19-year-old Tiffany LAI (Elk Grove resident) and arranged a meeting to purchase a controlled substance. Prior to meeting Fjeldstad at a designated location, LAI was picked up by 20-year-old Elijah GRAHAM (Sacramento resident) and 19-year-old Avalon CLARK (Elk Grove resident) in a red Ford Mustang. LAI, GRAHAM and CLARK all conspired to commit an armed robbery of Fjeldstad upon his arrival at the designated location.
vehicle. LAI arrived on foot after being dropped off by the suspects. Once LAI was with Fjeldstad, she communicated with GRAHAM and CLARK. GRAHAM and CLARK, who were both armed with handguns, approached the parked vehicle on foot. GRAHAM confronted Fjeldstad at gunpoint on the driver's side of the vehicle. A struggle ensued between Fjeldstad and the two suspects. During the struggle, Fjeldstad was shot in the abdomen and suffered facial injuries. GRAHAM and CLARK fled the area on foot. Officers later determined that GRAHAM and CLARK were two of the three men who were detained on Fox Trotter Way.
All three suspects were arrested on charges of PC 664/187 (Attempted Murder) and PC 664/211 (Attempted Robbery). A subsequent search of an Elk Grove residence led to recovery of two handguns believed to have been used in the shooting and additional evidence.
Anyone with additional information regarding this crime is asked to call the Elk Grove Police Department Dispatch Center at (916) 714-5115 or the Elk Grove Police Department Detectives Bureau at (916) 478-8060.
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