Felon Shot Inside Wisconsin Children’s Hospital
A fugitive pulled a gun inside the neonatal unit of the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and was then shot by police.
Sheriff David Clarke Jr. said no infants or staff were injured. The wounded suspect was taken to another hospital in the complex in the suburb of Wauwatosa. He did not name the suspect or describe his wounds.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, citing law enforcement source, identified the suspect as 22-year-old Ashanti Hendricks, who was wanted for being a felon in possession of a firearm. The paper said he was shot in one of his wrists.
Clarke said at a news conference that officers went to the 7th floor of the hospital about noon after being tipped off at 11:11 a.m. that the suspect would be there. The suspect was holding a baby when officers approached and said he was under arrest. The suspect put down the baby and fled down a hallway, flashing a .40-caliber Glock and turning toward officers as he ran.