Man convicted in hospital lockdown incident
Sentencing scheduled for December
MILWAUKEE — A gunman who was shot by police inside Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has been convicted of several offenses from an incident that resulted in a two-hour lockdown.
Ashanti Hendricks of Milwaukee pleaded guilty Friday to bail jumping, resisting arrest and being a felon with a gun, and no contest to child abuse. He’s set for sentencing in December.
The 23-year-old was wanted for failing to appear at sentencing on a prior gun charge when police got a tip he was at the hospital. Officers found him holding a 2-month-old in the neonatal unit. He dropped the baby and ran. The child suffered a head fracture.
During the chase, one officer wounded Hendricks after he came toward him and ignored commands to drop his weapon.