Teen stabbed at Shawnee Walmart after trying to protect woman being assaulted by intoxicated husband

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SHAWNEE, Okla. – A teenager was stabbed at a Shawnee Walmart after trying to protect a woman who was allegedly being assaulted by her intoxicated husband.

Late Friday, police were called to the Shawnee Walmart on reports of a stabbing.

When officers arrived, they learned that 57-year-old Roy Dean Harjo showed up at the Walmart to pick up his wife.

Harjo, who was allegedly intoxicated, reportedly got into an alteration with his wife and assaulted her.

According to the Shawnee News Star, a teenager, believed to be 17, and some friends tried to intervene on the woman’s behalf.

That is when Harjo allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed the teenager.

The teenager was rushed to an Oklahoma City hospital for treatment.

Harjo was arrested and booked into jail for assault and battery with a deadly weapon.

Roy Dean Harjo

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