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MURDER USA: Killer status is given Armed Robber and Ex-Con Madani Tejan for the slaying of Anthony Freeland

LARGO, MD. – PG Police report that Homicide Unit Detectives have identified and arrested a suspect in connection with a homicide in Lanham that took place on Oct. 3, 2018.

Madani Tejan charged with the murder of Anthony Freeland – The FACE of CRIME

Madani Ilara Tejan, 26, of 2100 Martin Luther King Ave., Suite 100 SE, Washington, D.C. was charged with fatally shooting 28-year-old Anthony Freeland of Minnesota Avenue in Southeast Washington. Tejan has lived at addresses in Montgomery, PG and the District in recent years.

Police say that on October 3rd, at approximately 9:35 pm, patrol officers were called to the 6500 block of Manton Way in Lanham for a shooting. Officers discovered Freeland outside on a sidewalk suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

During the course of their investigation, detectives identified Tejan as the suspect. The preliminary investigation reveals Tejan shot the victim during a robbery. The suspect and victim were acquaintances. Tejan is charged with first-degree murder. Tejan is in the Prince Georges County Jail held without bond.

Tejan faces a preliminary hearing on Nov. 19, 2018.

Tejan entered a guilty plea to armed robberies in Montgomery and Charles Counties in 2013 and 2014

Charges of armed robbery in Montgomery and Charles Counties filed in 2013 and 2014 against Tejan were dropped by the States Attorney’s of both counties when Federal indictments were issued against him and he pleaded guilty in federal court Dec. 17, 2014.


Greenbelt, Maryland – Donnell Edward Harris, 21, of Burtonsville, Maryland, pleaded guilty Wednesday, December 17, 2014, to robbing a convenience store in Waldorf, Maryland, and to brandishing a gun during the robbery.

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The guilty plea was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge William P. McMullan of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives – Baltimore Field Division; Chief J. Thomas Manger of the Montgomery County Police Department; and Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry.

According to Harris’ plea agreement, on September 11, 2013, Harris, Charles Johnson, and Madani Tejan robbed a 7-Eleven convenience store on St. Ignatius Drive in Waldorf. Harris brandished a firearm during the robbery and the conspirators forced the store employee at gunpoint to open the store’s cash register. The robbers stole $90 in cash and several packs of cigarettes.

Harris also admitted that after he was arrested for the robbery and while he was incarcerated, he threatened to hurt co-conspirator Charles Johnson if Johnson did not lie to law enforcement by stating that he (Johnson) had brandished the firearm during the robbery.

Johnson, 20, of Beltsville, Maryland, and Madani Ilara Tejan, 32, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, previously pleaded guilty to the robbery.


– U.S. District Judge George Jerrod Hazel sentenced Charles Johnson, 20, of Beltsville, Maryland, and Madani Ilara Tejan, 32, of Upper Marlboro, Maryland, on Jan. 12, 2015, to 51 months in prison and 68 months in prison, respectively, each followed by three years of supervised release, for robbing a 7-Eleven convenience store in Waldorf, Maryland.

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