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

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.

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.