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WABASH – The Indiana State Police is continuing an investigation into a shooting and stabbing that occurred around 7:02 a.m. Friday in Wabash.

The preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police detectives found that officers from the Wabash Police Department were dispatched to a family disturbance at a home on 294 East Maple Street, Wabash. When officers arrived, they were met with gunfire from a shotgun that William Sendelbach, 32, was purportedly shooting, according to the ISP.

Wabash Police Department Sergeant Nick Brubaker was shot in the leg. Officers shot back with their issued Sig Sauer 9mm handguns, the ISP stated. Sendelbach was struck by multiple bullets.

Sgt. Brubaker was transported to a local hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery. Sendelbach was flown, via medical helicopter, to a Ft. Wayne hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

According to the ISP, evidence revealed, prior to officers arriving at the Maple Street home, that Sendelbach had allegedly shot at an occupied garbage truck that was making morning rounds. The driver was not injured.

Further investigation revealed that during the family disturbance, 10-year-old Kayden Sendelbach was stabbed with a knife. Kayden was flown to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis with life-threatening injuries, the ISP reported.

William Sendelbach is suspected of injuring Kayden, according to the Peru Post. William is Kayden’s father. He has not been charged at this time.

This is an ongoing investigation.

Upon completion of the investigation, information will be forwarded to the Wabash County Prosecutor’s Office for review.


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