Police Officer Shot, Boy Stabbed During Domestic Fight

(WABASH) — An officer was shot and a boy was stabbed during a domestic incident in Wabash Thursday morning.

Around 7 a.m., officers were called to a home at 294 East Maple Street after a report of a domestic dispute.

According to Indiana State police, officers arrived and found William Sendelbach outside of the home with a gun. As police approached, Sendelbach fired a shotgun blast and struck Officer Nick Brubaker in the leg. Brubaker is a 23-year veteran of the city police force. He is expected to recover from his injury.

Officers returned fire and hit Sendelbach several times. He was airlifted from the scene to a Fort Wayne hospital. His condition is unknown at this time.

When police went inside home, they found a 10-year-old boy – Sendelbach’s son – with an apparent stab wounds. He was taken to Riley Hospital with life-threatening injuries, police said.

No other information was released.

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