UPDATE: New Charge for Man accused of Causing Lockdown at Children's Hospital

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: Mon 11:28 AM, Nov. 25, 2013

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A man accused of causing a lockdown at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin in suburban Milwaukee is facing a new charge of felony child abuse.

Authorities say Ashanti Hendricks either dropped or threw the baby he was holding when police officers approached him in the hospital's neonatal unit on Nov. 14. The child suffered a skull fracture.

Prosecutors filed an amended complaint for Hendricks' preliminary hearing Monday. The Journal Sentinel says the 22-year-old defendant waived the preliminary hearing and pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Hendricks is also charged with possessing a gun as a felon and bail jumping.

Police responded to Children's after getting a tip that Hendricks was wanted on a warrant, was known to carry a gun and was visiting the hospital. Officers say they shot Hendricks after he drew a gun.

UPDATE: Thurs 4:42 PM, Nov. 14, 2013

The Milwaukee County Sheriff has released the name of a man who was shot and wounded in the neonatal intensive care unit of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwatosa Thursday afternoon.

According to WITI-TV, authorities were conducting a warrant pickup for Ashanti Dickerson-Hendricks, 22. Authorities say they made contact with Dickerson-Hendricks, told him of his warrant status, and that he initially complied with the officers’ requests and began to leave with them.

Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn while in that hallway the suspect turned on the officers with a 40 caliber glock semi-automatic pistol in his hand. One officer fired twice striking the subject in the arm causing him to drop the pistol.

The suspect was captured and handcuffed a short time later. The weapon was recovered.

Dickerson-Hendricks was transported to a Milwaukee hospital with a non-life threatening injury.

UPDATE: Thurs 1:36 PM, Nov. 14, 2013

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) -- The Milwaukee County sheriff says a suspect has been shot and wounded inside Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.

Sheriff David Clarke says no hospital staff, patients or others were hurt.

Clarke said at a news conference that officers went to the 7th floor of the hospital in the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa about noon Thursday after learning a man wanted for being a felon in possession of a firearm was visiting the neonatal unit.

Officers approached the man, who was holding a baby.

Clarke says the man put the baby down and ran, then produced a gun and turned around several times. The sheriff would not say whether the man fired any shots.

Officers shot and wounded the man, who is being treated at another hospital in the medical complex.

ORIGINAL STORY: Thurs 1:09 PM, Nov. 14, 2013

A person wanted by law enforcement tells WITI-TV was shot and wounded by police at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Wauwautosa.

According to WITI the subject is in custody and all police are okay. The incidient was initially reported as an acitive shooter.

Children’s Hospital also tweeted the following…

The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office has indicated it will hold a news conference related to this incident shortly. We plan to stream that news conference live.

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