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Sources: Police identify 2 persons of interest in Malden skate shop murder

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MALDEN, Mass. (WHDH) - More than a year after a man was murdered at his Malden skate shop, there could be a big development in the case.

Sources tell 7News investigators have identified two men as persons of interest in connection with the murder and they have them in custody.

The men were arrested Thursday in a drug raid.

Sources say police found a gun in the home of one of the men and are now trying to see if it matches the murder weapon.

Cousins Solomon Wilson Jr and Japheth Baugh Jr in court Friday; both facing drug charges. Baugh is also facing gun charges after police raided his Malden apartment and found both men inside.

"They busted in the house, it shook my entire house when the explosion of the ram went off. Basically there was just SWAT team everywhere," said Stephanie Demarco, a neighbor who heard the commotion during the drug raid.

Multiple sources tell 7News the two men are persons of interest in the murder of Shawn Clark.

39-year-old Clark, a former marine, was killed at his Malden skate shop on January 29, 2013.

Surveillance video shows two suspects in the store moments before the shooting.

A few months ago, police renewed their pleas for tips in the case where there is a $60,000 reward for information.

Sources say yesterday's arrests give investigators the opportunity to try to link the .22 caliber handgun found in Baugh's apartment to the gun used in Clark's murder. 

Neighbors say they were surprised by the police raid.

“It’s very strange to see that happen, it’s a very peaceful neighborhood,” said one man who lives nearby.

Right now Baugh is facing drug and gun charges and Wilson is facing only drug charges.

Both men are due back in court on May 5, giving investigators time to have the gun analyzed
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