SAN ANGELO- A San Angelo man who is accused of shooting and killing another man has been indicted.
Paul Zipper was indicted by a Tom Green County grand jury in September for the murder of Shawn “Turbo” Clark. Zipper was charged with a murder count along with tampering with a human corpse, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. All three of those charges were enhanced for being a habitual offender.
According to court documents, on May 25, 2022, San Angelo police responded to 3501 Knickerbocker Road for an investigation into a gunshot victim. Once at the hospital, officers spoke with the victim’s girlfriend who said her boyfriend was shot in their garage. Officers learned the victim identified the man who shot him as Zipper.
On May 26, 2022, investigators spoke with this victim who stated that Clark was at his residence then later that night, Zipper came to the residence and got into an argument with Clark. Then, Zipper allegedly produced a silver handgun and shot Clark in the chest. The victim tried to run and was shot in the kitchen area of his residence.
A search warrant was issued for the residence where investigators observed what appeared to be a pool of dried blood and drag marks consistent with an object being moved through it.
On June 8, 2022, an Irion County residence was moving goats through his property and reported that he smelled a foul odor and discovered the remains of a human body, which was identified as Clark. The approximate location of the body was the same area where an Irion County Sheriff’s Deputy reported to seeing Zipper on May 25, 2022.
Zipper was arrested on May 27, 2022 and booked into the Tom Green County Detention Facility where he is currently an inmate and is being held on $1,000,000 bond.