Skate park opening honors slain owner of skateboard shop


Shawn Clark was murdered in his skateboard shop by two men


CAMBRIDGE, Mass. —A skate park opened its door Saturday and honored the owner of a skate shop who was murdered in his shop in 2013.

Shawn Clark dreamed of a park where people could skate safely and enjoy. The former Marine was so passionate about the sport, he opened his own skate shop, Patriots Skateboards, in Malden.

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Clark was fatally shot following a confrontation with two men on Jan. 29, 2013.

“If Shawn were here, he would be definitely celebrating along everyone else,” said Anita Clark at the dedication ceremony in Cambridge for the Lynch Family Skate Park.

“It’s beautiful,” said Renata von Tscharner, founder and president of the Charles River Conservancy. “I think it will be enjoyed by all who skate here and all who come here to visit.”

While touched by Shawn’s mention during the ceremony, his mother says she won’t be satisfied until police arrest her son’s killers.

“We’re hoping that maybe more leads will come forward and someone will call the state police and help us to get these perpetrators,” said Anita Clark.

The Middlesex County District Attorney’s Office says there has been progress in the investigation, but they are asking the public to help in solving this crime.

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