After a chase and gunfire Friday night, Milwaukee police killed a man charged with murder who had been released on bail despite a child molestation conviction.
Ernest Terrell Blakney was the suspect killed Milwauke Journal Sentinel.
Deputy Police Commissioner Nicole J. Waldner said so chase began around 10:50 p.m. as officers attempted to arrest Blakney.
The chase ended in Milwaukee’s bar district when the pursued vehicle became inoperable.
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Blakney got out of the vehicle and shot police, Waldner said. The police responded Shoot Blakneykill him.
A 22-year-old passer-by was shot, but police said the injuries were not life-threatening. It was unclear whether the police or the suspect shot her.
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“As the defense points out, there were no violations or problems while the defendant was out of custody. He has been out of custody for a very long time,” Borowski said, according to a transcript at the time. “The accused will remain out of custody. Under these circumstances, he does not need to be remanded in custody.”
Blakney was set to remain free while awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl. His attorney, Jonathan Smith, asked for this time to give him time to “wind up” his affairs, according to the transcript.
Ten days later, Blakney’s girlfriend, Nikia Rogers, was killed. The apartment where she and Blakney lived was also set on fire that day.
Corresponding WITIRogers was found by firefighters with four gunshot wounds.
According to a criminal complaint, Rogers had told another person that she planned to move out.
A man cited in the complaint said he received a message from Rogers’ phone number at the time of the fire, which said, “You should have left her alone.” In a follow-up message, the sender wrote, “She’s dead.” The witness said that when he asked if the sender was Blakney, the sender said it was.
A second witness was quoted in the criminal complaint as saying that Blakney showed up at the witness’s home “soaking wet” and bleeding on the day of the fire.
Police said later on the day of the fire, a construction worker was robbed of his vehicle at gunpoint and he identified Blakney as a suspect.
This article originally appeared on The West Journal.
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