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Hendricks moved to jail cell after Children's Hospital shooting

MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - The man shot by Milwaukee Police in a neonatal unit at Children's Hospital Thursday is now in a jail cell. 

22-year-old Ashanti Hendricks has been released from another hospital, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to one of his hands. 

Jail records said he was booked for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, a second offense for marijuana possession, and eluding an officer. The report said other charges are pending. Hendricks is still awaiting a court appearance where bond can be set. 

Police said Hendricks was visiting his baby when police learned where he was. Officials said he was wanted, and he had a long rap sheet -- and that's why they went to the hospital's 7th floor to confront him. 

Police said Hendricks put the baby down and ran down a hallway, showed a gun to officers chasing him, and was shot in the hand.

The shooting officer was 27, with nine years of experience in law enforcement. He was put on administrative leave, while the case is being investigated.

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