No charges, no answers in 2020 shooting death

BLUE HILL A man was shot and killed in his Ellsworth Road driveway in Blue Hill on March 22, 2020, leaving many in this small coastal community wondering who shot the man and why.

Joshua Clark, a son, brother and father, was 31.

And the questions, for now anyway, will go unanswered.

The Maine Attorney General’s Office responded to a request for the status of the case on June 23.

“I can now confirm with you that the case is closed, and no charges will be brought,” Attorney General’s Office spokesman Marc Malon said via email.

When asked why no charges would be made, Malon responded, “OAG has no further comment.”

The decision was made Aug. 18, 2020, according to the spokesman.

The American this week filed a Freedom of Information Act Request with Maine State Police General Counsel Christopher Parr for records regarding the case.

In confirming receipt of the paper’s request, Parr stated, “Please note at this time that I expect that access to at least some records responsive to the request will be denied once such records are searched for, ascertained and reviewed.”

Jennifer Osborn

Jennifer Osborn

Reporter and columnist at The Ellsworth American
News Reporter Jennifer Osborn covers news and features on the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle-Stonington. She welcomes tips and story ideas. She also writes the Gone Shopping column. Email Jennifer with your suggestions at [email protected] or call 667-2576.

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