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Boy stabbed during family fight in Wabash has died, police say

Wabash police shooting 10 8 2020
Indiana State Police

WABASH, Ind. (WPTA21) - The boy who was stabbed during a domestic dispute last week in Wabash has died.

A spokesperson for the Indiana State Police said 10-year-old Kayden Sendelbach died Saturday morning.

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Officials said Kayden's father William Sendelbach and his wife were arguing last Thursday morning at 294 E. Maple St. in Wabash when Sendelbach allegedly stabbed his son Kayden in his upper body.

Medics transported Kayden via helicopter to Riley Hospital in Indianapolis for his life-threatening injuries, but he has since died.

Before police arrived, a garbage truck driver picking up a bin at the front of the home said Sendelbach fired off a shotgun blast at his truck. He wasn't hurt.

Authorities said Sendelbach the fired a shotgun, striking Sgt. Nick Brubaker in the leg. He is a 23-year veteran of the Wabash police department.

Authorities said medics took the officer to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

ISP said officers returned fire, striking Sendelbach multiple times.

Indiana State Police said he remains hospitalized.

At the time of this report, Sendelbach has not been charged.

Kayla Crandall

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