Hearing delayed for Hendricks, accused in Children's Hospital incident

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A plea hearing is postponed for the Milwaukee man who prompted a lockdown of Children's Hospital after flashing a gun at police.

22-year-old Ashanti Hendricks was scheduled to enter a plea Wednesday. But his hearing was postponed to April 7th after defense attorney Gerald Boyle cited a family emergency.

Boyle also filed a request to withdraw from the case.

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 two-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.