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Three arrested, one on the loose in connection to 2019 murder of Y coach Jordan Taylor

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Posted at 6:58 PM, Feb 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-15 08:58:16-05

BALTIMORE — After more than a year, four suspects have been identified in connection to a November 2019 home invasion that left YMCA Coach Jordan Taylor dead.

Three of the suspects, 48 year-old Aaron Butler of Elkridge, Donta Holdclaw, 46, and Elease Frazier, 27 of Baltimore, are in Custody on first degree murder charges.

Kahlil Madden, 27, remains on the loose.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest.

Khalil Madden

The group is accused of fatally shooting Taylor through a door as they were in the process of breaking into his apartment on Clifton Avenue.

Police believe the suspects had been staking out the location in search of a safe, but ended up targeting the wrong home.

Last February, surveillance footage was released showing three of the alleged suspects roaming outside the home. Later, a dark SUV is seen driving away.

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According to charging documents, that vehicle turned out to be stolen. Detectives linked Madden through DNA found inside of it.

Cell phone records and social media were then used to tie Madden to the involvement of the other three suspects.

After learning of the arrests, Taylor's family released a short statement thanking police.

"We want to express our gratitude for the tireless efforts of the veteran BPD Homicide Detective and his ATF partner, over the past 15 months, to solve our son's case," the family wrote.

Police Spokesman Detective Donny Moses said despite the case being over a year old, investigators continued to work and collect evidence until it was solved.

“A lot of times you fear cases will go cold, and in some cases they do, as long as there is evidence that’s producing more and more information our detectives remain steadfast. They’re up to the task," Moses said. "And in a case such as this, it’s more than a year since the incident occurred, it’s more than gratifying. Not only for us as police, but clearly for the family members. They get closure in this case."

Prior to his death, Taylor spent 10 years working with children at the Y in Catonsville as Sports and Teen Director.

Following the incident, Taylor's mother said on Facebook that her son died protecting his wife. In their report, police say she was inside the home with her husband when he was killed.

The murder even prompted John Hoey, the CEO of the Y of Central Maryland, to write a scathing Op-Ed criticizing City leaders and their response to crime.

Anyone with information on Madden's whereabouts is asked to call the ATF at 1-800-283-4867.