MURDER USA: Search of Elijah Sattler’s home revealed backpack stolen from the victim and four guns
MIDDLE RIVER, MD. – Baltimore County Police report that homicide detectives have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting that occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m., Saturday, November 12, 2022.
Officers initially responded to the 9900 block of Berliner Pl., 21220, following reports of a shooting. When officers arrived, they located one person suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers administered CPR on the victim, as medics were en route to the scene. The victim, 42-year-old Tyran Caulk, was later pronounced deceased.
Detectives have charged 18-year-old Elijah Allen Sattler (DOB 03/04/2004) of 1602 Aldeney Avenue, Middle River, Md with first-degree murder, armed robbery, and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime of violence. The suspect remains held without bond at the Baltimore County Detention Center pending a bail review hearing on November 15, 2022, and a preliminary hearing is set for December 9, 2022, in Baltimore County District Court.
WMAR reported that Baltimore County Police later searched the house Sattler shares with his mother, on Aldeney Avenue, about half a mile from the shooting scene.
Inside the home, police found the victim’s stolen backpack, several bags of marijuana, and four 9-millimeter handguns.
Back at the crime scene, officers also found bags of pot and 9-millimeter shell casings laying next to the victim and his vehicle from the apparent armed robbery.
William Henry Cooke of Annapolis is listed in court records as the attorney for Sattler for charges of conspiracy in the August 28, 2022, theft of a motor vehicle in Talbot County, Maryland in charges filed on October 26, 2022. A District Court Commissioner allowed an unsecured bond in the case of $5,000 on August 30, 2022. A jury trial has been set in Circuit Court in Talbot County. Charges were filed by Easton Police Department Officer Frank Creegan.
Court records reveal murder victim had history of drug dealing and gun charges
Court records show that Baltimore City States Attorney triggered a forfeiture procedure against Tyran Caulk (DOB 11/01/1980) and that on November 5, 2014, Caulk entered a guilty plea to a charge of distribution of drugs in Baltimore City Circuit Court. A plea deal in the case provided for a sentence of seven years with six years, eleven months and 29 days suspe3nded and two years of supervised probation. Baltimore County States Attorney placed gun and drug distribution charges against Caulk on the Stet Docket on February 12, 2015.