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Hearing delayed for man shot at Milwaukee hospital

  • Associated Press
  • March 26, 2014 - 1:45 PM

MILWAUKEE — A plea hearing is postponed for the Milwaukee man who prompted a lockdown of a children's hospital after flashing a gun at police.

Twenty-two-year-old Ashanti Len Hendricks was scheduled to enter a plea Wednesday. But defense attorney Gerald Boyle had a family emergency and also filed a request to withdraw from the case. A hearing on that request will be April 7.

Hendricks faces charges including child abuse and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Police were tipped off in November that Hendricks had a warrant out and was at that moment at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, near Milwaukee.

Officers approached Hendricks, who dropped the 2-month-old baby he was holding and fled down a hallway. Police shot him in the arm after they say he refused to drop his gun.

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