WABASH – A father who had been charged with the fatal stabbing of his 10-year-old son has died.
William Sendelbach, 32, died this past Saturday at a Ft. Wayne hospital. He suffered multiple bullet wounds as a result of an Oct. 8 shooting with police, according to the Indiana State Police. An autopsy is scheduled.
When officers arrived on scene on Oct. 8, Sendelbach’s son, Kayden Sendelbach, had been found stabbed, ISP reported. He later died at 6:28 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12.
Using a Mossberg shotgun, William Sendelbach had allegedly fired gunshots at an occupied garbage truck and shot Wabash Police Sgt. Nick Brubaker in the right leg during the altercation in the 200 block of East Maple Street in Wabash.
According to the ISP, Brubaker and Wabash Police Officer Daniel Henderson returned gunshots with their department-issued Sig Sauer 9mm handguns in defense of their lives.
Wabash County Prosecutor Hartley said an investigation by his office found that Officer Henderson and Sgt. Brubaker were justified when they returned gunfire at Sendelbach. They will not face any criminal charges.
Sgt. Brubaker has recovered from his injury and returned to duty.
The prosecutor had charged Sendelbach with the murder of his son and two counts of attempted murder.