DA Releases Photos, Video of Skateshop Murder Suspects, Asks for Help

The Middlesex District Attorney has released video footage and still camera shots of suspects believed to be involved in the fatal Main Street shooting of Shawn Clark last month.

The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office, Malden Police and State Police are asking for the public's help in identifying suspects seen in surveillance footage during a fatal shooting at the Patriot Skateboards shop last month. 

Shawn Clark, the store's owner, was found fatally wounded there on January 29.

Authorities have been quiet about details of the attack; these are the first, few details that have been released to the public since the day of the shooting. 

"Authorities ask that the public’s attention be drawn, in particular, to the size of the suspects, their facial and bodily appearances, their gait, and the clothing that they are wearing," the press release reads.

"Authorities are trying to identify two males who are depicted on the video surveillance tapes and still photos taking part in the incident, who appear to be dark skinned males, wearing dark clothing, one of whom was armed with a handgun," it later concludes.

Both men are seen in the footage wearing black jackets and hoods over their faces.

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"One of those suspects is reported to be approximately more than 6 feet tall, the other between approximately 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall.

"Following a confrontation between the store owner, Shawn Clark, and the 2 suspects inside the store, the victim was shot multiple times on the sidewalk just outside the front door of the store. 

"The suspects fled on foot, down Edmund Street."

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Massachusetts State Police at 781-897-6600 or Malden Police at (781) 397-7171.

Sweat February 21, 2013 at 04:06 AM
Any group and kill another group of people. There's more to skateboarding than business, it's a culture and a lifestyle and with any culture people will strongly agree and just as well strongly disagree. For some people strongly disagreeing justifies murder. Saying that it couldn't be a vendetta because they're skateboarders is just ignorant.
Sweat February 21, 2013 at 04:19 AM
Personal vendetta and used a robbery to cover it up, or after shooting him decided to rob it?
Joe Mattick February 21, 2013 at 04:37 AM
it all adds up. If you have see all the airplanes fly over Malden lately you would notice that the con-trails aren't "con-trail" they are "chem-trails" that they have used to control are behavor. I am sure no one reacts the same way but when the government does its little experiements they might not care of the effectiveness of the treatment of controling the citizens of this might town. So why is it that skateboarders are affected? That my friends is the REAL QUESTION! WE MUST NOT ALLOW THESE THUGS TO RUN OUR CITY SO WE MUST ELECT OFFICALS WHO WILL BE THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE! AND WE MUST ALWAYS BE THE BETTER MAN!
Joe Mattick February 21, 2013 at 04:46 AM
Hey Alan Bishiop! btw... how do you know so much about the crime... what do you do for work?
paul surette February 21, 2013 at 11:41 AM
I heard Papa Ginos has put out a hit order on all the other pizza places in Malden. Someone coming from Detroit....I heard his name is 'Mozzarella', ...he's Sicilian! I also read somewhere that experts theorize that Humpty Dumpty was murdered. Evidence suggests it was Conagra Foods, who makes Egg Beaters!
paul surette February 21, 2013 at 11:43 AM
Joe Mattick....medication works much better, when you actually take it!
paul surette February 21, 2013 at 12:40 PM
Chris, Patch should have a policy where one has to take a drug screening-test before being allowed to post. Call it 'thread posting pre-screening', cause I think Joe Mattick needs to pee in a cup.
Joe Mattick February 21, 2013 at 06:07 PM
why don't you pee in a cup paul? you have been they craziest one on these threads for awhile now. I say one thing, ONE THING, that you don't like and I'm the crazy one? look at what happened and stay on topic man. Are you riding a skateboard now paul? cause by the way you are acting it seems as if you might me. ok?!
Joe Mattick February 21, 2013 at 06:08 PM
don't be a bully man
paul surette February 21, 2013 at 07:06 PM
Joe, I'm sure most here would agree when I say...I'll take the 'crazy' label you gave me, over your lucid remark of 'chemtrails' any day. Shine on, sir!
Joe Mattick February 21, 2013 at 07:26 PM
ok "Crazy Paul", I doubt you even know what a chemtrail is anyway. But regardless of the irregardless you sir haven't yet posted your address or phone number so we don't know who you are and what you are doing here??? So we can conclude... not to got too far off topic... but that you are hindering an on the investigation maybe?
DannyBoy February 21, 2013 at 08:20 PM
Joe, you probably haven't been surfing the internet long enough, but let's be clear on one thing: a person would have to be insane or foolish to willingly publish her address and/or phone number on the internet these days, because she would be asking for harassment or for her home to be burglarized. Besides, why would Paul post stuff relevant to an active criminal investigation on these boards, wouldn't he just go to the authorities directly?
paul surette February 21, 2013 at 08:34 PM
Chemtrails are remnants of jet fuel.atomized in the upper atmosphere, then fall to the ground. It's been alleged that certain govt 'entities' 'dope' the jetfuel as part of some controlled experiment, but the only people who believe this are the moonbats like yourself who also think 911 was an inside job. Joe, you really should seek professional help, sir. Mental illness is nothing to laugh at (snicker-snicker)
paul surette February 21, 2013 at 09:16 PM
And for the record, JOE.....this is my real name, and I'm on the Malden High Class of 1982 Facebook page. Seems pretty clear to me that I'm not hiding from anyone, as I explained to the other wanna-be detective, Alan Bishop!
jirkyrick February 21, 2013 at 10:02 PM
Hmmmm to paraphrase.... I know a detective an there are none on here. Just saying. Which goes back to my previous posts, the police are not looking for theories on motive, they are looking for anyone that can help identify the murders... That's it, no more, no less, you can keep the other stuff to yourselves.. Really you can, try it
de February 22, 2013 at 01:20 AM
I agree with jirk. Completely.
jirkyrick February 22, 2013 at 02:05 AM
No problem mike, everyone seems to be wanting to play TJ Hooker and figuring out the why, the cops know why. That's all I will say about that. B's looking good though
david mokal February 22, 2013 at 02:20 AM
I was in the square tonite and seen all the posters all around.
Joe Mattick February 22, 2013 at 02:46 AM
if you saw the poster then the posters are the VOID, ok? Christ David get with it! And By the Way there are chemtrails in malden, i have seen them and they do go above the main street area, so think before you speak PAUL and stop calling people out. OK?!
Chris Caesar February 22, 2013 at 06:13 AM
Obvious troll is a bit too obvious for my tastes.
Arthur February 22, 2013 at 03:19 PM
The Ted Coates guy was funny this guy is kinda scary.
Julie Meara February 23, 2013 at 07:15 PM
Thank you.
Julie Meara February 23, 2013 at 07:23 PM
Lynette- Yes his friends & family are seeing this garbage. Please show some respect. This is a man that fought for our country. His wife is without her husband and their children are fatherless. Blame the victim when you have no facts. To anyone who posted anything negative I pray you never find your family in this situation. Shame on you.
Julie Meara February 23, 2013 at 07:33 PM
Thank you for a touch of sanity. As a friend of the family jirkyrick & some others are so offensive and out of line it's clear why one would hide behind a fake name. Shame on him. He needs to get a life.
TheUglyTruth February 23, 2013 at 08:03 PM
Look, it's terrible, terrible, terrible that this happened, right? I mean, absolutely 100% awful that a father should be murdered in his own store, but now I see these signs all over Malden looking for tips on solving this crime and i have to recall that the victim sued to sell those "Stop Snitchin'" shirts in his store. They used to be in the window. So, which is it? Stop snitchin' if it's somebody els's family, but it's different for my family. Too many dirtbags walking the streets of this town. Those banners on Main S.by the hair school that say "Malden, a great place to raise kids", etc. should really say "Malden: 2nd hand smoke capital of Mass" "Malden, first in the state for nail salons and check cashing places"
Diana February 23, 2013 at 08:06 PM
Hey, we're nowhere NEAR first for check-cashing places. Nail salons I'll grant you.
Alan BISHOP February 23, 2013 at 09:06 PM
"Stop Snitching", wan't that like over five years ago, when that culture existed? Everyone needs to take a step back and realize that Shawn only owned this shop, "Patriot Skate Boards" for around two years. The previous owner, when the shop was "Ocean Frog" might have been the one that sold the shirts, if they were ever sold in Malden. I don't remember those shirts ever being sold in Malden. The previous owner is also the one that had a problem with letting minors drink and do other shenanighans there. Everyone has to check the facts and do the research before they openly comment on items that are just not true. That three store block, had a lot of problems when the Ocean Frog shop was there, as well as when the office for the sober house was on the left side. There were lots of people in the area then, and often they were drug addicts going to the office looking for housing, addicts in recovery coming to pay rent, and addicts in recovery coming for drug tests. Since the sober house office left, and Ocean Frog left, the block improved dramatically. That was all inside of a two year window, or right around two years now.
de February 23, 2013 at 11:05 PM
So did they fight inside then the shot him outside
Alan BISHOP February 23, 2013 at 11:47 PM
According to witness reports, the fight started inside the store, and then continued outside the store. The victim was shot outside the store. Again, according to witness reports. I am not aware that this information has been confirmed by the police. Live interviews by the media on the afternoon of the shooting also corroborate this information. The police have not released many details, as the investigation is still ongoing.
TheUglyTruth February 23, 2013 at 11:58 PM
No, no, it was Patriot Skate Shop selling "Stop Snitching" shirt- whether or not that's part of skate culture, I saw them. I actually stopped and was going to go in and tell them that it sent a terrible message to the kids who go in there, but I sat there for a minute and figured there wasn't much chance of making anybody in the shop see my point of view. I'm not trying anything, swear (r.e. "nice try"). I don't have any agenda at all- no matter what, I think it's absolutely terrible what happened to this guy. Just this one thing keeps sticking in my crawl. Who knows? Maybe those shirts were in the window right when he bought it or something.


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