Authorities Release Names In Fatal Blanchard Home Invasion


Sunday, January 1st 2012, 2:13 pm
By: Dee Duren


Authorities have released the name of a Blanchard man who was killed in an apparent home invasion. Justin Shane Martin, 24, was shot and killed Saturday afternoon.

Police say Martin and another man attempted to break into a home in the 2200 block of County Road 1280 at about 2 p.m. The female resident, who has been identified as 18-year-old Sarah Dawn McKinley, was home alone with her 3-month-old son.

McKinley told officers she shot Martin as he entered through the front door of her home.

"Officers cleared the residence, after discovering evidence of forced entry," according to a Blanchard Police news release.

They "found 24-year-old Justin Shane Martin of Blanchard, slumped over a sofa with a single gunshot wound to the upper torso."

Authorities say McKinley had pushed the couch in front of the door as a barricade.

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The second suspect, 29-year-old Dustin Louis Stewart of Blanchard, later surrendered to police. He is at the Grady County Detention Center awaiting arraignment.