• Rescue personnel found Nikia Rogers dead from a gunshot wound
  • Ernest Terrell Blakney, 47, allegedly confessed to a friend about the murder
  • The accused faces six felony charges including first-degree reckless homicide

Wisconsin police are looking for a homicide suspect wanted for fatally shooting his girlfriend and trying to burn her body. Officials released a photo Tuesday to track down the accused, Ernest Terrell Blakney, 47, for murdering his partner, Nikia T. Rogers, on Aug. 25 at his house in Nash Park, Milwaukee.

Blakney allegedly confessed to a friend about shooting 36-year-old Rogers and setting the house on fire before fleeing, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.

The incident came to light after firefighters responded to a call and found the victim had died from a gunshot wound on the second floor of the house. The emergency officers also found a container with lighter fluid next to Rogers' body.

Investigation revealed that the fatal shooting happened hours after Rogers told a friend that she planned to leave Blakney and move out of his house because he was "crazy."

A friend of Blakney told the cops that he came to his house after the incident, with a gun in his hand, and confessed to the fatal shooting. Blakney also reportedly said he was sorry about what he did and later left the house.

Blakney was last spotted later that day at a construction site 8 miles north of his house. He allegedly robbed a construction worker of his vehicle at gunpoint.

Meanwhile, the police released Blakney's photo asking for help from the public to locate him. He was charged with six felonies, including first-degree reckless homicide, attempting to mutilate a corpse, possession of a firearm by a felon, bail jumping, false imprisonment, and armed robbery, WISN reported.

"Anyone with information is asked to contact Milwaukee Police at (414) 935-7360 or Crime Stoppers at (414) 224-Tips or P3 Tips App to remain anonymous," Milwaukee PD said in a news release.

Blakney was previously charged with second-degree sexual assault of a child in Milwaukee County and pleaded guilty to the charges recently. He was released on bail, conditions of which remained valid, till his sentencing hearing in October, according to court records.

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