$5K reward being offered for information leading to arrest of Najee Harmon

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MILWAUKEE -- There's a $5000 reward being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Najee Harmon, the man wanted for shooting a Wauwatosa police detective.

20-year-old Najee Harmon shot and wounded a Wauwatosa police detective on Milwaukee’s northwest side Friday morning, June 19th during a burglary investigation.

According to Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn, two plain-clothed Wauwatosa police detectives and one uniformed Wauwatosa police officer confronted Harmon shortly after 9 a.m. in the parking lot of an apartment complex near 60th and Good Hope Road.

At that time, Harmon opened fire — striking one of the officers. Chief Flynn said at least one Wauwatosa officer returned fire before Harmon fled the scene on foot.

Police are unsure if the Harmon was wounded.

After several hours of searching near 60th and Good Hope on Friday, police still did not locate Harmon. They were then led to 12th and Keefe Avenue around 5 p.m. Friday evening. Police located a vehicle Harmon is believed to have stolen back on June 16th.

Officers tried for several hours to make contact with Harmon and anyone inside the home. Tactical units eventually went inside, gas was deployed but police did not locate Harmon.

The condition of the 52-year-old Wauwatosa detective shot by wanted suspect, Najee Harmon, is worse than first thought. The detective underwent surgery Friday afternoon, June 19th at Froedtert Hospital.

FOX6 News is told the officer is in serious but stable condition — he is now resting inside Froedtert with his family.Froedtert

The Wauwatosa police chief says he is hopeful his officer makes a full recovery, but it may take some time.

The 52-year-old officer is a 25 year veteran of the force.

“If you are ever going to get into a situation, you want this guy with you or even there is something on in your neighborhood, he’s the guy you want to patrol because he’s one of those officers who live sand breaths that job. He is a very experienced guy. I’m very proud of him and I think he did the right thing,” said Wauwatosa Police Chief Barry Weber.

5 comments

      • VICKIE

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    • Tae Spears

      There is…but you must not visit the black community to see that. The anger is a little different then you might think tho. For example the description they gave of the suspect looks nothing like Najee. Let’s be honest. They have zero idea who did it. But someone has to pay and in this case Najee will have to do. What happened to the suspect having no prior criminal record? Its funny how the picture they just posted of the suspect is a mugshot.

      So yes I for one am outraged. But my hope is that they actually do some police work and find the real shooter.

  • Dave

    So Ed Flynn refuses to give out the guy’s name or show the public his picture, and now they’re offering to pay the public for help? Maybe this guy is dumber than Flynn and stayed in the area instead of running to the other side of the country by now.

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