WAUWATOSA, WI (WTAQ) - A wanted man who was shot by police inside Children's Hospital near Milwaukee Thursday was still hospitalized at last word.
Milwaukee Police said they were told that 22-year-old Ashanti Hendricks was armed -- and he has a long criminal history, which spurred officers to go to the hospital to arrest him.
Officials said Hendricks was holding his baby in the Newborn Progressive Care Unit on the seventh floor when officers came in. He reportedly put the baby down, ran down a hallway, showed a 40-caliber locked semi-automatic pistol to the officers, and was shot by them in one of his arms.
Children's Hospital was on lockdown for two hours.
The Journal Sentinel said a woman burst from the 7th floor elevator screaming, "He's going to shoot my baby!" Officers converged on the elevator, pushed the woman back in, and sent her back downstairs.
Officials said no hospital staffers, patients, visitors, or others were hurt beside Hendricks.
Children's Hospital officials said they had a good response to their master plan for dealing with such emergencies.