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Suspects in alleged Elk Grove drug shooting are arrested

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and robbery after a confrontation that resulted in a teen being shot in Elk Grove during what authorities say might have been a planned drug purchase.

Elk Grove police arrested Tiffany Lai, 19, and Avalon Clark, 19, both of Elk Grove, and Elijah Graham, 20, of Sacramento in connection with the shooting of a 19-year-old man about 8:30 p.m. Thursday near Criollo Court and Haflinger Way.

Police found the victim on the street next to a parked vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds to his abdomen and facial injuries, which were described as serious. He was transported to the hospital.

Police say they believe Lai was picked up by Graham and Clark and taken to a meeting Lai had arranged with the teen to buy a controlled substance.

At the meeting, Graham allegedly confronted the teen at gunpoint. Graham, Clark and the teen struggled and the teen was shot, a police news release states.

Police traced a car they believed might have been used by the suspects to the 5000 block of Fox Trotter Way. A search of an Elk Grove residence led to the recovery of two handguns believed to have been used in the shooting, along with additional evidence.