Adult, juvenile suspect arrested by Elk Grove Police after drug deal goes bad

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Two suspects, one adult and a juvenile were taken into custody after Elk Grove Police arrested them for their alleged involvement in a drug deal gone bad.

The incident unfolded just before 7:30 last night in Elk Grove on the 6700 block of Laguna when Elk Grove Police responded to a weapon disturbance. Responding officers detained two people standing near an overturned car in the shopping center parking lot and learned two others fled the scene. 

A search of the nearby neighborhood led to the discovery of one of the individuals that had fled. The suspect was identified as a 17-year old male, and information on the juvenile's phone led to the identification of  19-year old Jordon Dujuan Gordon-Lawson.

Investigators determined  Gordon-Lawson and the juvenile arranged to meet in the parking lot of the shopping center for the juvenile to purchase marijuana. The juvenile arrived at the shopping center parking lot in a vehicle with another individual, an adult male. Gordon-Lawson arrived in his vehicle, along with a passenger. 

Gordon-Lawson exited his vehicle while his passenger stayed in the vehicle and met the juvenile and the adult male at their vehicle. During the interaction, Gordon-Lawson took the juvenile’s money and ran back towards his vehicle. 

The juvenile and the adult male chased after Gordon-Lawson. While being chased, Gordon-Lawson brandished a handgun and the adult male ran back to the vehicle he and the juvenile had arrived in. The juvenile ran to Gordon-Lawson’s vehicle and got into the driver’s seat and sped off Gordon-Lawson’s passenger in the backseat and lost control of the vehicle and the vehicle ended up on its side.

After the vehicle ended up on its side, the juvenile took off running and was later found by officers in an adjacent neighborhood southeast of the incident. Officers contacted Gordon-Lawson and his passenger standing next to Gordon-Lawson’s vehicle upon their arrival. 

Officers learned prior to their arrival; Gordon-Lawson had discarded the firearm in a nearby bush. The firearm was recovered by officers. Detectives have identified the adult male who was with the juvenile during the incident.

Detectives arrested Gordon-Lawson for robbery, carrying a loaded firearm, and removing or altering the serial number on a firearm. Gordon-Lawson was transported to the Sacramento County Main Jail but has been released.    
The juvenile was taken into custody for motor vehicle theft and kidnapping. The juvenile was transported to Juvenile Hall.
The investigation is active and ongoing.

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