Gunman, shot by police, pleads guilty to charges from incident that led to hospital lockdown

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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. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1wOrQ1t ) 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.


Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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