Homicide Suspect Recognized in a Shootout with Milwaukee Police.

Homicide Suspect Recognized in a Shootout with Milwaukee Police.
Milwaukee police shot and killed a murder suspect after an overnight chase. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the suspect in the murder was Ernest Blakney. During a press conference Saturday morning, police said they tried to pull over a truck on 22nd & National avenues around 10:50 p.m. Friday. Police said the truck was linked to the homicide. Blakney refuses to pull over, and a chase ensues. “It spread throughout the city,” said Milwaukee Assistant Chief Constable Nicole Waldner. The chase ended on Edison Street, and Juneau Avenue after Blakney’s vehicle became disabled. The 47-year-old man got out of his truck and engaged in a shootout with police. The police shot the man, and he died on the spot. A 22-year-old woman was also shot in the crossfire. Police said he was an innocent man. His injuries were not life-threatening, and he was taken to a local hospital for treatment. It is not clear whose shot hit the innocent man. The eight officers involved are now on administrative duty, which is standard for shootings involving officers. Blakney is wanted for killing his ex-girlfriend Nikia Rogers and then setting fire to his Milwaukee home near 83rd and Vienna on August 25. Blakney was also free on bond when he killed Rogers. WISN 12 News learned just ten days before the murder, Blakney pleaded guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl. A prosecutor wanted him behind bars, but the judge disagreed, letting him free before his sentence. As for the police shooting, Milwaukee police said Oak Creek police would lead the investigation.

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Milwaukee police shot and killed a murder suspect after an overnight chase. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that the suspect in the murder was Ernest Blakney. During a press conference Saturday morning, police said they tried to pull over a truck on 22nd & National avenues around 10:50 p.m. Friday. Police said the truck was linked to the homicide. Blakney refuses to pull over, and a chase ensues. “It spread throughout the city,” said Milwaukee Assistant Chief Constable Nicole Waldner. The chase ended on Edison Street, and Juneau Avenue after Blakney’s vehicle became disabled. The 47-year-old man got out of his truck and engaged in a shootout with police. The police shot the man, and he died on the spot. A 22-year-old woman was also shot in the crossfire. Police said he was an innocent man. His injuries were not life-threatening, and he was taken to a local hospital for treatment. It is not clear whose shot hit the innocent man. The eight officers involved are now on administrative duty, which is standard for shootings involving officers. Blakney is wanted for killing his ex-girlfriend Nikia Rogers and then setting fire to his Milwaukee home near 83rd and Vienna on August 25. Blakney was also free with bonds when he killed Rogers. WISN 12 News learned just ten days before the murder, Blakney pleaded guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl. A prosecutor wanted him behind bars, but the judge disagreed, letting him free before his sentence. As for the police shooting, Milwaukee police said Oak Creek police would lead the investigation.

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