WABASH, Ind. (AP) — A 10-year-old boy has died after allegedly being stabbed by his father who was later wounded by police officers who responded to the northern Indiana home, state police said Monday.
The boy, Kayden Sendelbach, died Saturday after being stabbed multiple times Thursday morning at the home in Wabash, state police Sgt. Tony Slocum said. Kayden had been flown to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis with life-threatening injuries.
The boy’s father, William Sendelbach, 32, was waiting for officers outside the home and fired multiple shots from a shotgun when Wabash officers arrived, state police said. Officers returned fire, striking Sendelbach multiple times. He was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital and is expected to survive his injuries, Slocum said Monday.
Wabash police Sgt. Nick Brubaker was struck in the leg during the confrontation in the city about 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Indianapolis and was expected to make a full recovery, Slocum said.