Mattapan man to get life for killing fellow boarding-house resident

A jury yesterday convicted Kendrick Clark, 39, of second-degree murder for the shooting death of Shawn Flores in 2011, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Clark will be sentenced today to life in prison, but with the chance of parole.

Clark and Flores, 29, got into an argument on Sept. 22, 2011, which Clark ended by shooting Flores repeatedly in the chest. Nobody else at the Abbott Street boarding housesaw the shooting, but the noise brought others to the room. As he lay dying, Flores told them that Clark had shot him, the DA's office says.

Clark went on the lam, but police and federal marshals traced him to Raleigh, NC, where they found him about a month later in a Super 8 motel.