Homicide suspect identified in shootout with Milwaukee police

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Milwaukee Police have shot and killed a murder suspect after a nighttime chase. Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office confirms the murder suspect was Ernest Blakney. During a press conference Saturday morning, police said they attempted to pull a truck across 22nd & National Avenues around 10:50 p.m. Friday night. Police say the truck was involved in a murder. Blakney refused to stop and a chase ensued. “It was all over the city,” said Milwaukee Police Assistant Nicole Waldner. The chase ended on Edison Street and Juneau Avenue after Blakney’s vehicle became disabled. The 47-year-old got out of his truck and exchanged gunshots with the police. Police shot the man and he died on the spot. A 22-year-old woman was also hit in the crossfire. She was an innocent bystander, police said. Her injuries are not life-threatening and she was taken to a local hospital for treatment. It is not clear whose gunshot struck the innocent bystander. The eight officers involved are now on administrative duty, which is standard for officer shootings. Blakney was wanted for murdering his ex-girlfriend Nikia Rogers and setting fire to his home in Milwaukee near 83rd and Vienna on August 25. Blakney was also out on bail when he killed Rogers. WISN 12 News learned just 10 days before the murder, Blakney pleaded guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl. A prosecutor wanted him behind bars, but the judge disagreed, freeing him before being convicted. As for the police shooting, the Milwaukee Police Department said Oak Creek Police Department will lead the investigation.

Milwaukee Police have shot and killed a murder suspect after a nighttime chase.

Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office confirms the murder suspect was Ernest Blakney.

During a press conference Saturday morning, police said they were trying to pull a truck across 22nd & National Avenues around 10:50 p.m. Friday. Police say the truck was involved in a murder.

Blakney refused to stop and a chase ensued.

“It was all over the city,” said Milwaukee Police Assistant Nicole Waldner.

The chase ended on Edison Street and Juneau Avenue after Blakney’s vehicle became disabled.

The 47-year-old got out of his truck and exchanged gunshots with the police. Police shot the man and he died on the spot.

A 22-year-old woman was also hit in the crossfire. She was an innocent bystander, police said. Her injuries are not life-threatening and she was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

It is not clear whose gunshot struck the innocent bystander.

The eight officers involved are now on administrative duty, which is standard for officer shootings.

Blakney was wanted for murdering his ex-girlfriend Nikia Rogers and setting fire to his home in Milwaukee near 83rd and Vienna on August 25.

Blakney was also out on bail when he killed Rogers. WISN 12 News learned just 10 days before the murder, Blakney pleaded guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl. A prosecutor wanted him behind bars, but the judge disagreed, freeing him from his conviction.

As for the police shooting, the Milwaukee Police Department said Oak Creek Police Department will lead the investigation.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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