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Kahlil Madden faces 20 years at sentencing

Baltimore, Md. (April 18, 2023) - Today, a Baltimore City jury found Kahlil Madden guilty of two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon and Conspiracy to Commit Burglary. He faces 20 years at sentencing on September 7, 2023. Last week, Aaron Butler pled guilty to First Degree Murder, Use of a Firearm in the Commission of a Crime of Violence, Attempted Armed Robbery, and Conspiracy to Commit Burglary. He faces Life, suspending all but 35 years, at sentencing on September 7, 2023. Assistant State's Attorney Elizabeth Stock prosecuted these cases. 

“Today concluded the long fight to deliver justice for Jordan Taylor, a beloved and respected youth sports director, and his family,” said State’s Attorney Ivan J. Bates. “This outcome would not have been possible without the skillful coordination between our office, the Baltimore Police Department, the FBI, and ATF. In this case, the multiple prosecutions of the defendants were a tremendous lift for our homicide unit, and I deeply appreciate their hard work. My thoughts are with Ms. Taylor as she continues to grieve the loss of her wonderful husband. His absence in the community continues to be felt.”

“This case is another example of the dedication and relentless efforts of our detectives and federal partners at the ATF in identifying and arresting those responsible for the murder of Jordan Taylor,” said Commissioner Michael S. Harrison. “I want to thank the State’s Attorney’s Office in their pursuit of justice for Jordan’s family and their continued work in holding violent offenders accountable.”

“Jordan Taylor cared about the youth of Baltimore and making this city a better place to live,” said ATF Special Agent in Charge Toni M. Crosby. “He died trying to protect his family from people who have zero regard for human life. They targeted his home by mistake, but the viciousness of the attack was no mistake. There is nothing we can do to bring Jordan back, but ATF and our law enforcement partners can ensure we honor his memory by continuing to serve our communities and applying all our resources to identify, investigate, and incarcerate the trigger-pullers who threaten the law-abiding citizens of Baltimore.”

“Law enforcement, prosecutors, and citizens, like Mr. Taylor, proactively accept the challenge of making our communities a better place to live. Baltimore fights every day to make sense of such disregard for life,” said Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Sobocinski of the FBI Baltimore Field Office. “When it comes to tackling the violent crime threat, our model is to collectively work with our federal, state, and local law enforcement partners to maximize impact as we defeat this plague of violence.”

On November 5, 2019, at approximately 9:42 p.m., Baltimore Police officers responded to a shooting at a home in the 4800 block of Clifton Avenue. Upon arrival, officers located 31-year-old Jordan Taylor, who was suffering from gunshot wounds to his body. Taylor was transported to the University of Maryland’s Shock Trauma, where he succumbed to his injuries a short time later.

According to court documents, Kahlil Madden, Aaron Butler, and two other suspects shot through the door of the victim’s residence while he and his wife were at home. The victim was shot several times when trying to prevent the intruders from breaking in. The victim’s wife called 9-1-1 while the intruders were in the home searching for a safe that they had never found. After the suspects fled the scene, the victim’s wife attempted to render aid to her husband until police and EMS arrived. During the investigation, Kahlil Madden and Aaron Butler were identified as two of the individuals who were involved.