Prince George's County warrant

This document charges Kahlil Malik Tatum, 51, with killing his wife, Andrea, by shooting her in the head in a Red Roof Inn in Oxon Hill. Her body was found May 20. Police said the shooting occurred late on March 19 or early March 20. Coverage of the Relisha Rudd case

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SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
SEARCH WARRANT

T0: 3 CHIEF OF POLICE OR ANY SWORN MEMBER OF THE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT
(Speci?c Law Enforcement Officer or Classification of Officer of the Metropoiitan Police Department or other Authorized Agency)

Af?davit, herewith attached, having been made before me by Detective Chanel N. Howard, D2-1665 And Detective Sean
Deere. #1761 (Pg County Homicide) that he has probable cause to believe

that on the (person) (premises) (vehicle) (object) known as 2508 Street SE, #3 Washington, DC. The premises is described a
Multi-unit red brick building. The front door of the building in gray In color with a white frame. The numbers "2508" are af?xed
above the door in black. Aprtment #3 is on the second level. The door to aprtment #3 has a black door with a white numeral
under the peephole.

In the District of Columbia, there is now being concealed certain property,

Any indicia of the relationship between the decedent and Kahlil Tatum including, but not limited to, photographs, mail matter, cell
phones, computers and any other electronic devices and any indicia of occupancy for the premises described above.

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which is In violation of the D.C. code. and as I am satisified
(Alleged grounds for seizure)

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that there is probable cause to believe that the property so described is being concealed on the above designated (person) (premises)
(vehicle) (object) and that the foregoing grounds for issuance of the warrant exist.

YOU ARE HEREBY AUTHORIZED within 10 days of the date of issuance of this warrant to search in the daytimelat any time of the
day or night, the designated (person) (premises) (vehicle) (object) for the property speci?ed and if the property be found there.

YOU ARE COMMANDED TO SEIZE IT, TO WRITE AND SUBSCRIBE an inventory of? property seized, to leave a copy of this

warrant and return to ?le, a further copy 0 this warrant and return with the Court on th way a its execution.
Issued this 2/If day of 20 A i
Jud?e, of the District of Coiumbia
RETURN
I received the above detailed warrant on ?nance! 2/ 20 and have executed it as followssearched the
(person) (premises) (vehicles) (object-) described in the warrant and I left a copy of the warrant and return with
04/ properly posted.

(Name of person searched or owner, occupant, custodian or person present at place of search)

The following is an inventory of the property taken pursuant to this warrant:

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Subscribed and sworn to before me this day of

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SUPERIOR COURT OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

TO: I CHIEF OF POLICE OR ANY SWORN MEMBER OF THE METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT

(Speci?c Law Enforcement Officer or Classi?cation of Officer of the Metropolitan Police Department or other Authorized Agency)

Affidavit, herewith attached, having been made before me by Detective Chanel N. Howard, D2-1665 And Detective Sean
Deere, #1761 (Pg County Homicide) that he has probable cause to believe

that on the (person) (premises) (vehicle) (object) known as 2508 Street SE, #3 Washington, DC. The premises is described a

Multi-unit red brick buildinq. The front door of the buildinq in gray in color with a white frame. The numbers "2508" are af?xed

above the door in black. Aprtment #3 is on the second level. The door to aprtment #3 has a black door with a white numeral
under the peephole.

in the District of Columbia, there is now being concealed certain property,

Any evidence of a relationship between the missing child and Khalil Tatum or indicia that the missing child had been present in
that apartment, including but not limited to clothing, toys, books, ?ngerprints, biological material, hair and ?bers, bedding, any
electronic devices, photographs, or documents; and for any evidence of ?rearms, parts of ?rearms, ammunition, gun magazines,

shell casings, ?reanns holsters, gun cleaning equipment, receipts of any ?rearms purchase or any purchase related to the

carrying or housing of ?rearms or ammunition, any paraphernalia relating to the possession of a ?rearm,
which is In violation of the D.C. code.

and as I am satisified

(Alleged grounds for seizure)

that there is probable cause to believe that the property so described is being concealed on the above designated (person) (premises)
(vehicle) (object) and that the foregoing grounds for issuance of the warrant exist.

YOU ARE HEREBY AUTHORIZED within 10 days of the date of issuance of this warrant to search in the daytimelat any time of the
day or night, the designated (person) (premises) (vehicle) (object) for the property speci?ed and if the property be found there.

YOU ARE COMMANDED TO SEIZE IT, TO WRITE AND SUBSCRIBE an inventory of the property seized, to leave a copy of this
warrant and return to file, a further copy of this warrant and return with the Court on the next Court day after its execution.

Issued this day of 20

Judge, Superior Court of the District of coiumbia

RETURN
i received the above detailed warrant or 5? 2/ 20 andhave executgd it as follows:
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(person) (premises) (vehicles) (object) described in the warrant and I left a copy of the warrant and return with 3- TE
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This inventory was made in the presence of

I swear that this is a true and detailed account of all property taken by me under this war
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Executing Of?cer
Subscribed and sworn to before me this day of


Form I Mar. 89
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PD 274 4/89 METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT

Washington, D.C.

AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF AN APPLICATION FOR
SEARCH WARRANT

UNITED STATES
DISTRICT COURT

SUPERIOR COURT OF THE
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

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FOR THE ENTIRE PREMISES KNOWN AS 2508 STREET SE, WASHINGTON, DC. THE
PREMISES IS DESCRIBED AS A MULTI-UNIT RED BRICK BUILDING. THE FRONT DOOR OF
THE BUILDING IN GRAY IN COLOR WITH A WHITE FRAME. THE NUMBERS ?2508? ARE
AFFIXED ABOVE THE DOOR IN BLACK. APARTMENT #3 IS ON THE SECOND LEVEL. THE
DOOR TO APARTMENT #3 HAS A BLACK DOOR WITH A WHITE NUMERAL UNDER THE
PEEPHOLE.

Your af?ant has been a sworn member of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) for the past (15)
?fteen years and currently hold the rank of Detective, Grade II with the Criminal Investigations Division
Homicide Branch. During my tenure with MPD I have participated in over 300 drug and/or ?rearms related
arrests and have also applied for and/or executed 200 search warrants which have led to the recovery of
illegal narcotics, weapons and other evidence relating to violent crimes. Your af?ant has participated in
numerous investigations of burglaries, narcotics violations, thefts, and assaults and assisted in the
prosecution of those offenses in DC Superior Court.

Your co?af?ant, Detective Sean Deere, has been a law enforcement of?cer for twenty four years with the
Prince George's County Police Department in the state of Maryland. My law enforcement training and
experience include the preparation, presentation, and service of criminal complaints, arrest, and search
warrants. I annually attend in-service training, where I receive criminal law updates. In addition, I have
received training in basic investigation techniques. I have affected more than four hundred arrests for
felony assaults, robberies, attempted murders, etc. for violations of criminal laws in the State of Maryland.
I have testi?ed under oath in Circuit and District Courts in the State of Maryland. I have been assigned the
duties as a criminal investigator for eighteen years.

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Af?ant I 0 United States Attorney
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Subscribed and sworn to before me this Day of
Magistrate Judge
United States District Court Superior Court of the District of Columbia

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i The following statements are presented for the sole purpose of establishing probable cause for

the affidavit in support of the search warrant application and do not represent the totality of facts
and circumstances known to the af?ant.

On March 19, 2014, a DC Public School social worker reported to members of the Metropolitan
Police Department that an 8-year-old female juvenile had been absent from school for more than
30 days. The social worker reported that IT had received information that the child was absent
because she was being treated by a ?Dr. Tatum,? with a phone number of 202-907-4156. The
social worker called that number and spoke with an adult male who represented himself as ?Dr.
Tatum.? After exchanging several calls with ?Dr. Tatum,? the social worker made arrangements
to meet him to obtain documentation regarding the minor child?s absences. At ?Dr. Tatum?s?
direction, the social worker responded to the DC General Family Emergency Shelter, located at
1901 Massachusetts Avenue, Southeast, in an attempt to meet ?Dr. Tatum.? Once at the location,
unable to locate ?Dr. Tatum,? the social worker contacted a supervisor who indicated that there
was no ?Dr. Tatum? employed as a physician in that building, however, the supervisor indicated
that there was a custodian named Khalil Tatum who worked in that building. Khalil Tatum (DOB
2/6/63) who is employed as a custodial worker at 1901 Massachusetts Ave, SE, was then
contacted by his supervisor and summoned to the supervisor?s of?ce. Tatum did not respond to
the supervisor?s of?ce, but abruptly left work prior to his shift ending, and to date, has never
returned to his place of employment. The phone number 202-907-4156 was registered to Khalil
Tatum, and law enforcement learned through various sources that he was known to use that
phone number. Multiple attempts were made by members of law enforcement to contact Tatum
via his cellular telephone, however the telephone went directly to voicemail. Law enforcement
obtained cellular tower records associated with that phone number, which indicated that the
phone showed no activity after March 19, 2014 at 9:39 and, to date, has not been
reactivated.

Prior to the child?s disappearance, she was residing at the DC General Family Emergency
Shelter, located at 1901 Massachusetts Avenue, SE. Investigation revealed that the child?s parent
had given Kahlil Tatum permission to care for the child, and the child had been seen in his
presence within the last three weeks.

To date, the 8-year-old child has not been located and is considered an endangered missing
person. An AMBER Alert was issued on March 20, 2014, throughout the Washington
Metropolitan Area.

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at approximately 8:01 the Prince George?s County Police
received a request from the Metropolitan Police Department (MPDC) in reference to the missing
8-year-old child, referenced under 14-03 761 1.

Investigation also revealed that Khalil Tatum operates a 2007 Chevrolet Blazer, maroon in color.
PG County Officers received information that a burgundy 2007 Chevrolet Blazer with a Redskin
emblem on the back window was parked at the Red Roof Inn located at 6170 Oxon Hill Road,
Oxon Hill, Maryland 20745.

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. Upon arrival PG County Officers located the vehicle in the parking lot directly in front of room

#132. Of?cers obtained information that the registered owner of that vehicle was Kahlil Tatum
and that he was associated with room #132.

PG County Of?cers knocked on the room door and did not get an answer. PG County Of?cers
obtained a key card from management and entered the room. Once inside the room they
discovered a black female, unconscious and unresponsive, lying face down on the bed with what
appeared to be a bullet wound to her head. The decedent, identi?ed as Andrea Tatum, wife of
Khalil Tatum, was pronounced dead by Fire Fighter Morrow #16423 at 9:16 a.m. The decedent
was transported to the Of?ce of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, Maryland for an
autopsy.

Members of the Homicide Unit and Forensic Services Unit responded to the scene and assumed
their investigative duties. Pursuant to witness interviews and an on-scene investigation the
following account of this incident was established. Your co-af?ant reports a witness (hereinafter
referred to as Witness One) reported the decedent checked into the Red Roof Inn on March 19,
2014, at about 10:04 p.m. The decedent, Khalil Tatum, Witness One and two individuals were all
captured on numerous surveillance cameras at the Red Roof Inn in the area of room #132. Less
than an hour after they checked in, Witness One and two of the individuals can be seen leaving
in a vehicle driven by the female individual. The decedent and Kahlil Tatum were the only
people left in the room. Witness One reports at approximately 5:40 a.m. the next morning, IT
returned to the Red Roof Inn and talked to Kahlil Tatum. Witness One stated that IT observed
the decedent lying on the bed when Kahlil Tatum answered the door. Witness One also stated
that Kahlil Tatum refused to allow IT to enter the room.

Your co-af?ant further reports an interview with an additional witness (hereinafter referred to as
Witness Two) who revealed that the decedent was having domestic problems with Kahlil Tatum.
Witness Two stated that the decedent was contemplating leaving Kahlil Tatum. Witness Two
also reported within the last month IT conducted intemet searches for Khalil Tatum in an attempt
to purchase a handgun. Witness Two reported IT utilized an Apple Ipad and downloaded images
of handguns for Khalil Tatum.

Your co-af?ant reports Khalil Tatum uses a cellphone with the number (202) 907-4156 (Sprint)
and has had the same number for several years. An exigent request to Sprint revealed the
decedent was the subscriber for the cellphone number (202) 907-4156. The decedent and Khalil
Tatum have both provided the address, 2508 Street NE, #3 Washington, DC to authorities on
several occasions.

Your af?ant queried MPD databases and was able to locate the address of 2508 Street SE, #3
Washington, DC as a primary address dated back to September 2013.

Your af?ant reports Detectives with the MPD Youth Division Branch were advised of the crime
scene in PG County, MD, obtained a key from a maintenance person at 2508 Street SE
Washington, DC and entered apartment #3 under exigent circumstances to search for the missing
child or any other persons in need of immediate medical assistance. Your af?ant further reports

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I the scene is being maintained by (2) MPDC Sixth District Of?cers who observed a large sum of

US Currency on a table in plain view.

Based upon your af?ant?s professional training, your af?ant?s experience as an of?cer enforcing
laws against illegal ?rearm possession, and your af?ant?s work with other veteran police of?cers
and detectives:

I know that persons who keep or carry guns illegally commonly retain items associated with
their ?rearms long after they purchased the guns, including the original manufacturer?s
packaging, gun-cleaning equipment, and additional parts, such as gun sights; and, that these are
almost always stored in the gun-possessor?s home; in particular, gun cleaning equipment, which
is excellent evidence of illegal gun possession, normally is not carried on a person with a gun,
but kept at home, to be used periodically to keep a gun ?in shape? or good working order;

That, it is quite common for a person who possesses one ?rearm to own or possess additional
?rearms, and, that it is common for a person who is found carrying a ?rearm on his person to
have stored at home one or more additional ?rearms, along with additional ammunition, and
papers related to the acquisition of that ?rearm;

That many persons who commit crimes often secrete guns and other evidence of their crime
and this is kept at the gun possessor?s home or in their room at their homes or the homes of
family members, and/or friends along with gun paraphernalia.

PD 274 4/89 METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Washington, D.C.

AFFIDAVIT IN SUPPORT OF AN APPLICATION FOR
SEARCH WARRANT



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Based upon the aforementioned facts and circumstances, and your af?ants? experience and training, there is
probable cause to believe that secreted inside of 2508 Street, SE Washington D.C., is evidence
relating to ongoing criminal investigations regarding a missing child, obstruction of justice and the
homicide discussed above. Your af?ant respectfully requests that a District of Columbia Superior Court
Search Warrant be issued for the entire premises of 2508 Street SE, Washington D.C., for any
evidence of a relationship between the missing child and Khalil Tatum or indicia that the missing child had
been present in that apartment, including but not limited to clothing, toys, books, ?ngerprints, biological
material, hair and ?bers, bedding, any electronic devices, photographs, or documents; and for any evidence
of ?rearms, parts of ?rearms, ammunition, gun magazines, shell casings, ?rearms holsters, gun cleaning
equipment, receipts of any ?rearms purchase or any purchase related to the carrying or housing of ?rearms
or ammunition, any paraphernalia relating to the possession of a firearm, any indicia of the relationship
between the decedent and Kahlil Tatum including, but not limited to, photographs, mail matter, cell phones,
computers and any other electronic devices and any indicia of occupancy for the premises described above.

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Af?ant United States Attorney
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Subscribed and sworn to betore me this Day of 4 Z0 4 .

Magistrate ?"599 I

United States District Court Superior Court of the District of Columbia

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