WABASH — The Indiana State Police, at the request of the Wabash Police Department, is investigating a police officer-involved shooting Thursday in which a Wabash Police sergeant was injured.
Preliminary investigation by ISP detectives showed that at approximately 7:02 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, Wabash Police officer were dispatched to a family disturbance at a home on 294 E. Maple St., Wabash. When officers arrived, they were met with gunfire from William Sendelbach, 32.
Wabash Police Sgt. Nick Brubaker was shot in the leg. Officers returned fire and Sendelbach was hit by multiple bullets.
Brubaker was taken to a local hospital where he is expected to make a full recovery. Sendelbach was flown to a Fort Wayne hospital. His condition is unknown.
Police blelieve that 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 showed 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.
William is suspected of injuring Kayden. William is Kayden’s father. He has not been charged at this time.
This is an ongoing investigation. No further information will be released at this time.
Upon completion of the investigation, information will be forwarded to the Wabash County Prosecutor’s Office for review.