MARTINSBURG, W.Va. —  Two State police troopers are hospitalized after suffering gunshot wounds in an officer-involved shooting late Sunday night in Martinsburg.

State police say Trooper A.A. Bean was shot four times and Trooper C,D. Spessert was shot once, both by a man identified as Tobias Ganey, 60, of Martinsburg.

Troopers went to Ganey’s house on Connell Street at about 10:50 p.m. Sunday to execute an arrest warrant for battery. Ganey refused to open the door. State police said Bean and Spessert talked to Ganey for an extended period of time and then made entry into the residence where they were shot.

They returned fire and killed Ganey.

Trooper Bean underwent surgery for serious injuries while Trooper Spessert was kept for observation.

Both are in stable condition this morning.

State police are expected to release more information later today.


Story by WVMetroNews’s Jeff Jenkins