Police Shoot Man in Children's Hospital While Trying to Arrest Him on a Warrant

He was holding a baby at the time


Police officers shot and wounded a man inside Children's Hospital of Wisconsin where they had gone to arrest him on a felony warrant, according to Milwaukee County sheriff's officials.

No other hospital staff, patients or others were injured, Sheriff David Clarke said Thursday.

Officers went to the seventh floor of the hospital in the Milwaukee suburb of Wauwatosa after learning the man, who was wanted for being a felon in possession of a gun, was visiting the neonatal unit. Officers approached the man, who was holding a baby, and told him he was under arrest.

"He then fled down the hallway and while fleeing produced a handgun and officers were in pursuit," Clarke said. The sheriff would not say whether the man fired any shots. Officers shot and wounded the man, who was taken to another hospital in the medical complex for treatment, the sheriff said.