UPDATE - 11/19/13 -
MILWAUKEE (AP) _ A judge has ordered the felon who was shot and wounded by police at a Milwaukee area hospital to remain in custody.
Ashanti Hendricks appeared in a Milwaukee County courtroom Tuesday handcuffed to a wheelchair and his left hand and arm bandaged. The 22-year-old Milwaukee man is charged with bail jumping, possessing a gun as a felon and resisting an officer.
Officers shot Hendricks twice in the arm last Thursday at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Police say they received a tip that Hendricks was wanted for possessing a gun as a felon and was believed to be carrying a weapon in the hospital.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Hendricks eluded officers during a chase on the hospital's seventh floor. A criminal complaint says Hendricks was armed with a loaded semi-automatic weapon.
UPDATE - 11-15-13
MILWAUKEE (AP) _ Milwaukee County prosecutors plan to file charges next week against a man whom police shot and wounded in a children's hospital after he allegedly brandished a semi-automatic weapon.
Assistant prosecutor Kent Lovern said Friday his office expects to charge 22-year-old Ashanti Hendricks in the first part of next week. Lovern declined to say what charges are being considered.
Police say they shot Hendricks twice in the arm Thursday. They were responding to a tip that Hendricks was at the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, and likely armed. Hendricks had a warrant out for being a felon in possession of a weapon.
Police say Hendricks initially complied with officers' requests to come with them, but then he bolted down an empty hallway, where officers shot him.
It wasn't immediately clear Friday if Hendricks has an attorney.
A suspect who had a warrant out for his arrest was shot and wounded on the seventh floor of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa around noon on Thursday, November 14th.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke says at 11:59 a.m., a call came into dispatch that there was an “active shooter” situation at Children’s Hospital. Milwaukee police officers were apparently conducting a warrant pickup on a man who was wanted for a felon in possession of a fire.
Officials say officers identified the suspect in the neo-natal unit on the seventh floor. He was holding a baby at the time. Officers then informed the suspect he was under arrest. At that time, the suspect put the baby down and fled down a hallway.
While officers chased after the suspect, the suspect showed a handgun. Officials say he turned around several times with that gun — and officers fired several shots, striking the suspect.
The suspect is being treated at Froedtert Hospital — his injuries are not life-threatening.
Sheriff Clarke says the mother and baby in this incident are fine. No hospital personnel were hurt in this incident.
UPDATE: Milwaukee Police say shots were fired at a suspect they were trying to take into custody at Children's Hospital earlier today. The man was hit by gunfire and is being treated.
Police went to the hospital after learning the suspect was there. They found him holding a baby, and saw he had a gun in his possession.
After putting the baby down, the guy ran off and police say it appears he pointed the weapon in their direction.
No children or anyone else was injured.
In Milwaukee, Children's Hospital is on lockdown while police investigate a situation involving a man with a gun.
Our news partners, WTMJ in Milwaukee say a suspect is in custody and no shots were fired. Initial reports were that it involved an active shooter. Children's Hospital released the following statement:
"Children's Hospital of Wisconsin is currently on lockdown while law enforcement responds to a report of an active shooter. We have implemented our emergency protocols and will provide updates as available."