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Father stabbed 10-year-old Wabash son to death, shot at officers, state police say

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Posted at 7:18 AM, Oct 13, 2020

WABASH — A 10-year-old Wabash boy died Saturday after his father stabbed him two days earlier in an incident that ended with police shooting the father, according to Indiana State Police.

The boy died at 6:28 a.m. Saturday after he was stabbed with a knife by his 32-year-old father during a "family disturbance" Thursday at a house in the 200 block of East Maple Street in Wabash, state police said Monday.

Wabash Police Department officers were called to the house after the father allegedly shot at an occupied garbage truck that was making morning rounds. The driver was not injured.

When police arrived, the father allegedly fired a shotgun at officers, hitting one in the leg. Officers fired back, striking the father multiple times. He is expected to survive.

The officer was transported to an area hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.

The boy was flown to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis with life-threatening injuries and died two days later.

Detectives from the Indiana State Police Peru Post are investigating the officer-involved shooting. The stabbing is now a murder investigation, state police said.

Charges have not yet been filed against the father, according to a court records check. The boy's autopsy is pending.

Wabash is located about 97 miles north of Indianapolis.