OKC woman wants justice after boyfriend stabbed

OKLAHOMA CITY (KFOR) – An Oklahoma City woman wants a man accused of stabbing her boyfriend outside a northwest metro grocery store to be held accountable.

Court documents say Oklahoma City police officers responded to a call of an assault on May 30. An affidavit says a victim was at the south end of a store near NW 41st and May Avenue and bleeding from a stab wound.

“The doctors said Steven could have died,” the victim’s girlfriend, Shelly Hoffman, told News 4 Monday. “Seriously, he could have died.”

Documents say a witness told police that Hoffman and suspect Don Johnson got into an argument because Johnson said she owed him money, but she refused.

Don Johnson.  Image courtesy of Oklahoma Co. Jail.
Don Johnson. Image courtesy of Oklahoma Co. Jail.

Hoffman denied she owed Johnson anything. The affidavit states that since Hoffman refused to pay, Johnson confronted her boyfriend and told him that since he couldn’t hurt a woman, Johnson was going to make her boyfriend pay.

“He stabbed him with a shredded butcher knife,” Hoffman said.

Documents indicate that in addition to stabbing Hoffman’s boyfriend, Johnson also held a knife to his throat. The witness told police that Johnson said he was going to kill the victim, but the witness begged him not to.

“Seeing him bleed like that, man, it was horrible,” Hoffman said.

Documents indicate officers were able to track Johnson to an apartment complex behind the same store. An affidavit says he was wearing different clothes than he was seen wearing 30 minutes earlier in a video provided from a gas station near the crime scene.

Apartment complex where police found Johnson {KFOR}.
Apartment complex where police found Johnson {KFOR}.

After emptying the apartment, documents say officers found a knife on a bathroom toilet with fresh blood on it. In the same bathroom, officers found clothing matching the description Johnson was wearing in the gas station video.

“I think he needs to go to prison for attempted murder,” Hoffman said.

Johnson is being held in the Oklahoma County Jail on $50,000 bail.

The Oklahoma County District Attorney’s Office charged Johnson with assault and battery.