WABASH, Ind. (WFFT) — The man accused of killing his son and shooting a police officer who responded to the 911 call dies over the weekend, authorities announced Monday.
Wabash County Prosecutor William C. Hartley Jr. said in a Monday morning news conference that 32-year-old William Sendelbach died on Saturday at a Fort Wayne Hospital.
According to court documents, on Oct. 14, Hartley charged Sendelbach with one felony charge of murder in connection to the death of his 10-year-old son, Kayden who police say was stabbed in the head while at home with a knife a week earlier on Oct. 8.
Sendelbach was also charged with two felony counts of attempted murder for firing a shotgun blast that hit a garbage truck nearby and for shooting a Wabash Police Department officer injuring him in the leg.
When Wabash Police Department officers arrived at the Sendelbach's home that morning one was shot in the leg by Sendelbach's shotgun.
Police then returned gunfire wounding Sendelbach.
The officer who was shot has recovered and returned to duty, according to Indiana State Police.
According to court documents, after Sendelbach was shot officers entered the apartment on East Maple Street and found Kayden "with a knife lodged into the side of his head."
Kayden was flown to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis in life-threatening condition and when he arrived doctors diagnosed him as being brain dead then was placed on life support for less than 48 hours until he was pronounced legally dead.
Investigators say an autopsy has been scheduled for Sendelbach to determine his cause and manner of death.
The officers involved in the shooting will not face any criminal charges according to investigators.