Man Arrested After A Seminole Shooting Involving His Estranged Wife, Another Man


Thursday, April 15th 2021, 12:22 pm
By: Clayton Cummins


SEMINOLE, Oklahoma -

A man is behind bars in the Seminole County jail after being accused of shooting another man who was with his estranged wife in their home.

Officers were called to two different scenes stemming from the shooting.

The first scene unfolded at the AllianceHealth Seminole Emergency Room. The second was at the couple’s home in the 1200 block of Van Drive near Woodrow Wilson Elementary School in Seminole.

Investigators said John Blackshire, 29, fired two shots that hit a man about 10:30 p.m. on April 6.

“Ms. Blackshire had invited a friend over and Mr. Blackshire came into the home and forced his way into the bedroom and held both of them at gunpoint,” said Lt. Detective Chris Ayers of the Seminole Police Department.

Following an altercation, the victim was shot once in the upper torso. Another bullet hit him in the head and grazed his scalp.

The shooting victim took himself to the hospital. He was treated and released.

“At the time of the shooting, there were three children in the home,” sad Ayers. “That was our biggest fear initially at the residence is that we didn’t know if he was still armed or if he was home. No one would answer the loud call outs on the loud pa system.”

The children were not hurt.

As tactical teams moved in at the couple’s home, officers learned Blackshire wasn’t home.

“We obtained information of a vehicle description that he would be driving and contacted another agency where he had been staying and they located the vehicle,” said Ayers.

Blackshire was found and surrendered to police at his parents’ home in Holdenville.

The shooting victim’s survival is nothing short of a miracle, investigators said.

“The victim is very lucky to be alive,” said Ayers. “The placement of the shots where they entered and exited his body is a miracle that he was even able to stand.”

Blackshire is also accused of pointing a gun at and threatening to kill a witness of the altercation.

Blackshire is charged with shooting with intent to kill, two charges of feloniously pointing firearm, threatening to perform act of violence and domestic abuse.

A judge set Blackshire’s bond at $500,000.