WABASH, Ind. (WANE) — The father accused of shooting a police officer and stabbing and killing his 10-year-old son has been charged.
William L. Sendelbach, 32, faces one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder related to an Oct. 8 incident at his Wabash home.
Police were called that morning to a home at 294 E. Maple St. on a report of a domestic dispute. When police arrived, they found Sendelbach outside with a gun. He reportedly fired and struck a police officer in the leg.
Officers fired and hit Sendelbach several times. He was airlifted from the scene to a Fort Wayne hospital.
The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.
When police went inside the home, officers found 10-year-old Kayden Sendelbach with apparent stab wounds. He was taken to Riley Hospital with life-threatening injuries, and later died.
According to the autopsy report, the boy died due to sharp force injuries of the head. His death has been ruled a homicide.
Sendelbach is still recovering from his injuries in a Fort Wayne hospital, according to police.