“Got what he deserved:” Najee Harmon sentenced to 54 years in prison for shooting, robbery

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MILWAUKEE -- A Milwaukee County judge sentenced Najee Harmon on Friday, March 18th to 54 years for a shooting that left a detective with the Wauwatosa Police Department injured, and for an armed robbery that occurred days before the shooting.

Harmon seemed apologetic for his actions, but the judge was not swayed by it -- saying that Harmon and his crimes demonstrated a blatant lack of regard for others.

Restrained in a wheelchair while in a Milwaukee County courtroom, Najee Harmon will soon be confined for much longer.

Harmon pleaded guilty to charges filed against him in connection with an officer-involved shooting that left a detective with the Wauwatosa Police Department injured. The shooting happened on June 19th, 2015 near 60th and Good Hope Road.

60th and Good Hope officer-involved shooting (Wauwatosa detective shot)

60th and Good Hope officer-involved shooting (Wauwatosa detective shot)

Detective Paula Roberson spoke of how she was affected the day Harmon shot at the Wauwatosa officers who were investigating a burglary. After striking Detective Jeffrey Griffin, Harmon fled, leading authorities on a 24-hour manhunt.

Harmon was eventually found hiding in a basement.

Search for suspect in officer-involved shooting near 60th and Good Hope

Search for suspect in officer-involved shooting near 60th and Good Hope

Chief Barry Weber read a statement, listing some of the impact the shooting had on Griffin.

"That not only changed my career but changed the thinking and trust of me and my whole family," Weber read.

Jeffrey Griffin

Jeffrey Griffin

This incident has left lifelong scars.

"As your bullet ripped through my body I felt both pain and fear," read Weber.

The officers were not Harmon's only victims. Three days prior to the shooting, Harmon robbed a sickly woman at gunpoint.

Facing the judge on Friday, Harmon became remorseful.

"It hurts me. I have nightmares at night of things I've done. My past history, I'm truly sorry I regret everything," said Harmon.

"I think probably he was sincere but at the same time his history shows him to be a violent person for many years. He got what he deserved," said Chief Weber.

Harmon was sentenced to 54 years of confinement for the charges which include armed robbery, first degree reckless injury, two counts of first degree recklessly endangering safety and possession a firearm by a felon.

 

16 comments

  • selfentitled

    Im shocked that he isnt free on signature bond. The DA doesnt seem to give a flying fack about public safety lately.

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    • Fred

      I guess we need to have a major in Ebonics to understand your comment! Your arrogance is only superseded by your ignorance. Try to form coherent sentences when commenting – it makes you at least appear to be somewhat intelligent.

  • Fred

    Another joke played on John Q. Public by our liberal justice system. OK, 54 years sounds good, but in reality we’ll be luck if he serves 7. And why were the auto theft charges dropped. I hope this punk beyoch gets plugged in jail till he has frosting coming out of his eyes.

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  • chris

    Thanks libs for not giving this ghetto thug a life sentence. Now we can only hope he “try to be hard” in prison and he gets his a** killed.

    • Fred

      Yea, you’re so strong…so strong you thugs kill each other off without a second thought, but protest loudly when a cop puts a stop to you. Just a matter of time and you’ll kill each other off totally and the world will be right again. Buy, buy………

  • robert

    the woman that harbored his dumb @#% afterwards got on tv and said “he aint do nuffin’ wrong-he just shot a police officer” –only in Killwaukee

    • She also said

      that she didn’t want to throw him to the wolves (cops). Never mind who the real predator is, hint — the thug she harbored! She should definitely face charges!

  • TaylorGirl

    It’s funny how people can comment on these posts without having full knowledge of the details of the case or this “thug” you all want to make him to be. Yes, he has done somethings that he is not proud of and yes they were illegal but don’t judge him because you do not know his story and his struggle. Also, don’t believe everything you read because the media tells you what they want you to know and remember this info is fed to them by the police…..just something to think about.

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