Milwaukee Police are searching for a known suspect who shot and injured a Wauwatosa police officer during a confrontation on Milwaukee’s Northwest Side. The suspect being sought is Najee M. Harmon (B/M, 6/24/1994). The shooting happened in the 7100 block of N. 60th Street around 9:10 a.m. on June 19 as officers from Wauwatosa were investigating a burglary. The officers confronted Harmon and Harmon opened fire, striking one of the officers. At least one of the Wauwatosa officers returned fire. The injured officer from Wauwatosa is a 52-year-old man with 25 years of service. He was transported to a local hospital where he is receiving treatment for his injuries. Harmon fled from the scene on foot.
Tactical officers from the Milwaukee Police Department surrounded a house in the 3300 block of N. 12th Street around 5:00 p.m. on June 19 as they had reason to believe Harmon was on the premises. Harmon was not located but a vehicle he is believed to have stolen in a June 16 robbery in Milwaukee was found.
Harmon was last seen wearing dark pants and a dark shirt and may have altered his hairstyle. He is considered armed and dangerous and anyone with information about his whereabouts should call 911 immediately.
Milwaukee Police have been assisted in this investigation by numerous other law enforcement agencies including the Wauwatosa Police Department, the Brown Deer Police Department, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
UPDATED (6/20/15 at 1:35 p.m.): Milwaukee Police arrested 20-year-old Najee Harmon, suspected of the June 19 shooting of a Wauwatosa Police detective, hiding in a north side Milwaukee home on June 20 after a tip led officers to his location.