MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Four criminal charges have been filed against a Milwaukee man who was shot and wounded by police officers in neo-natal ward at Children's Hospital.
22-year-old Ashanti Hendricks was charged Monday with resisting an officer, illegal gun possession as a convicted felon, and two counts of bail jumping. All are felonies except for the resisting charge.
According to a new criminal complaint, Hendricks was wanted because he skipped out of a sentencing hearing two weeks ago on a gun charge.
Police learned he was at Children's Hospital to see his baby last Thursday -- and after they confronted him, prosecutors said he eluded officers three times during a chase around the hospital's seventh floor. He was shot twice in the arm, after reportedly displaying a weapon.
Officials said Hendricks tried running away after he was handcuffed, but he settled down after an officer pointed a shotgun at him.
Online court records did not list the new charges Tuesday morning. They did show that Hendricks is due in court Tuesday morning on three previous charges of eluding police while driving -- plus illegal possession of a firearm and marijuana.