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SHAWNEE, Okla. - He's a wanted fugitive who was last seen attached to an IV. Now police need your help tracking him down.

The suspect, Justin Ray Harjo, walked right out of OU Medical Center on Tuesday, and it looks like he may have had help escaping.

In October, Harjo was shot while allegedly trying to break into a Shawnee home.

"I told him I said, 'You better get out of here," said Cardell, who stopped the alleged break-in. "He kept-a-coming, so I fired."

"He had the right to do what he did," said Detective Jason Crouch with the Shawnee Police Department. "You're entitled to protect yourself and your family and your house."

Cardell shot Harjo in the chest. He was then taken to the OU Medical Center, where he's since gone through several surgeries and been held in the ICU.

But earlier this week, the suspect was moved to a regular room.

"It was an unsecure location, and he was just able to walk out," said Crouch. "He still had an IV line in him, and he's really not in good shape health wise."

The 26-year-old is now on the run, and apparently has help.

Surveillance footage captured images that show what police believe is someone who helped him leave the hospital, and their getaway van.

"He is a wanted fugitive, if anyone knows where he's at they need to turn him in," said Crouch. "If they get caught hiding him, or helping him, they can be charged."

Officials say Harjo has family in Ada, Seminole, Shawnee, and some friends in Oklahoma City.

Anyone with information on where he might be should contact the Shawnee Police Department.