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Wounded Trooper Back Home After December Shooting

Several people in police uniform in front of a home/
Troopers gathered in front of Trooper Abe Bean's home.
West Virginia Troopers Association Facebook page.

After being shot four times and losing part of his leg, West Virginia State Trooper Abe Bean continues to recuperate back in his Berkeley County home.

Pictures and a video posted Wednesday on the West Virginia Troopers Association Facebook page shows dozens of troopers escorting Bean home from a Fairfax, Virginia hospital. Troopers are also seen surrounding Bean’s front door. Bean had been at the hospital since mid-December.

Bean’s leg was amputated above the knee at the Virginia facility after he received multiple gunshot wounds while attempting to serve an arrest warrant on Tobias Ganey Dec. 17.  Bean also had surgery on his arm. Trooper Cadin Spessert was shot once in the incident and has recovered from his wound.  

Head shots of two West Virginia State Troopers

Police said Ganey was being charged with domestic battery against a neighbor. They said when he proved uncooperative, the Eastern Panhandle troopers made a forced entry into Ganey’s Martinsburg home. Ganey immediately began firing at the troopers who returned fire. Ganey died at the scene.  

West Virginia State Police said an investigation is ongoing.