ISP release more details in shooting, stabbing of boy in Wabash incident

The Indiana State Police, at the request of the Wabash Police Department, is investigating a police officer involved shooting in which a Wabash Police Department sergeant was injured.


The preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police detectives revealed that today at approximately 7:02 a.m., officers from the Wabash Police Department were dispatched to a family disturbance at a home on 294 East Maple Street, Wabash, IN. When officers arrived, they were met with gunfire from a shotgun that William Sendelbach, 32, was purportedly shooting.


Wabash Police Department Sergeant Nick Brubaker was shot in the leg. Officers shot back with their issued Sig Sauer 9mm handguns. 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.


Evidence revealed, prior to officers arriving at the Maple Street home, 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, Kayden Sendelbach, 10, was stabbed with a knife. Kayden was flown to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis with life threatening injuries.


William Sendelbach is suspected of injuring Kayden. 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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