A man wanted on a felony warrant was shot and wounded Thursday in a hallway at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke said the building was locked down just before noon. “About 11:59 a.m. a call came in to our dispatch of an active shooter at Children’s hospital. Squads arrived and we learned that Milwaukee police officers were here conducting a warrant pick-up.”
The building remained locked down for about two hours. Officers had gone to the hospital’s seventh floor to arrest the 22-year-old man, who was wanted for illegal gun possession as a convicted felon. He was holding a baby at the time. Reporters questioned why police had to go after the man at the Children’s Hospital. Sheriff Clarke said cops didn’t know the guy was armed at the time.
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Clarke said the suspect then fled down the hall and showed a handgun while officers were in pursuit. Officers wounded the suspect, but Clarke would not say who shot first. The man was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. The sheriff said no hospital personnel, patients, visitors, or others were physically injured.