Photo:Suspect in Shawn Clark murder
MALDEN – Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and law enforcement authorities are requesting assistance from the public on the seventh anniversary of the fatal shooting that took the life of a store owner in Malden on January 29, 2013.
Shawn Clark was shot seven years ago while working at Patriot Skateboards at 804 Main Street in Malden. At this time, no one has been charged in connection with the crime.
“My office continues investigating what happened that afternoon and we hope to identify the perpetrators of this crime. I want to call on anyone that may have witnessed or heard anything that day. The slightest tip can often prove to be the most helpful,” said District Attorney Ryan.
Investigators believe the murder of Shawn Clark can be solved. Often a citizen provides a small detail that may not appear to have significance to the person but which opens doors for detectives and sends them along a path that has led to an arrest.
Once again, the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office is releasing video surveillance from the store from the day the murder occurred in an effort to identify two suspects. The video can be viewed here. Please note in particular the facial and bodily appearances of the suspects and the clothing that they are wearing.
Based on the video surveillance inside the store and witness interviews, it is believed that two males entered the store shortly after 12:30 p.m. on January 29, 2013 and a confrontation ensued with Shawn Clark, the proprietor. Clark was shot multiple times by one of the two males. Both males then fled the scene.
The Massachusetts State Police and Malden Police Department continue to investigate this shooting and urge members of the public with information to call either the Massachusetts State Police at (781) 897-6600 or Malden Police at (781) 397-7171.
This case has been assigned to the Chief of Middlesex District Attorney’s Office Cold Case Unit, David Solet. The Victim Witness Advocate is Danielle DeMeo.