Man accused of bringing gun to Children's Hospital to stay in jail

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Man accused of bringing gun to Children's Hospital to stay in jail

By Jon Byman. CREATED Nov 19, 2013 - UPDATED: Nov 20, 2013

MILWAUKEE -- The man accused of bringing a gun into Children's Hospital of Wisconsin will sit behind bars for the foreseeable future.

Police escorted Ashanti Hendricks, 22, into two courtrooms on Tuesday. The first was to address a prior offense; a judge remanded bail for those charges.

The second found Hendricks facing a full slate of new charges relating to the Children's Hospital shooting, including illegally possessing a firearm as a felon. The judge in that courtroom set bail at $25,000 - but it didn't matter because bail was remanded in Hendricks' other case.

He pleaded guilty to the charges.

Prosecutors allege Hendricks is the reason why police chased him on the 7th floor neo-natal unit at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Officers report Hendricks pulled out a gun, and they shot him in retaliation.

Hendricks sustained only minor injuries to his hand, but today he sat handcuffed to a wheelchair.

He will return to court for a preliminary head on Nov. 25.