The friend of a convicted felon who shot a Milwaukee-area police detective last week is defending him by saying he did no wrong because all he did was shoot a cop.
Najee Harmon, 20, was arrested after shooting a 52-year-old Wauwatosa police detective in a parking lot Friday morning. Harmon opened fire as the detective and two others on the Wauwatosa police force approached him while investigating a burglary.
A longtime friend of Harmon’s who lived in the house where he was eventually found defended the suspect.
“I’m going to keep loving him,” Stephanie King told WISN.
“Because to me he ain’t do no wrong — he just shot a cop,” she added. “And then everybody comes around when they shoot a cop. But when the cop shoots people, do they come around?”
Harmon has a lengthy rap sheet that includes at least two felony charges. In 2011, Harmon and some accomplices knocked out a student at a bus stop and stole his phone, WISN reported. In 2012, Harmon and a group of men beat up a man and stole his headphones.
And days before shooting the detective, Harmon held a gun to a woman’s head and stole her wallet.
None of that phased King, who admitted that she knew Harmon was being sought by police following the shooting but declined to turn him.
“He’s a good friend of ours,” King said. “I’m not going to throw him to the wolves.”
The wounded officer, a 25-year veteran of the police force, underwent surgery and is expected to survive.