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Floyd County man charged in Gordon County murder

December 16, 2018--10:07 a.m.

GORDON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

A warrant has been issued for 29-year old Justin Blake Martinat charging him with murder in the deadly shooting that occurred early Saturday in Calhoun.

Martinat is being held in Alabama pending extradition proceedings.

At about 1:15 a.m. Saturday, deputy sheriffs were dispatched to a private home on Sylvania Circle in response to a report of a shooting incident. Deputies arrived and discovered the body of a local man dead from apparent gunshot wounds. A number of shots were fired and other persons were assaulted. Detectives and crime scene personnel have been on the scene for several hours collecting physical evidence, and a number of witnesses have been detained and questioned.

Martinat fled the scene in an automobile and was apprehended by law enforcement officers in eastern Alabama at about 9:45 a.m. Saturday.