MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — State Police Trooper Abe Bean is back home in the Eastern Panhandle as he continues to recover from injuries he suffered in a Martinsburg shooting last month.

Trooper Abe Bean

Video posted on the West Virginia Troopers Association’s Facebook and Instagram accounts Wednesday show dozens of state police cruisers escorting Bean home from the hospital. A number of troopers also gathered outside Bean’s home in Berkeley County.

Bean was hospitalized at a Fairfax, Virginia hospital after being shot four times, including once in the chest, once in the shoulder and twice in the leg, at a home in Martinsburg on Dec. 17, 2023. Bean and Trooper Cadin Spessert were at the home to serve an arrest warrant for Tobias Ganey.

Trooper Cadin Spessert

Ganey, 60, had been fighting with his neighbor and allegedly hit him. He was not cooperative when troopers arrived on scene and shot Bean and Spessert. Both managed to return fire and killed Ganey in the incident.

Spessert, who was shot once, quickly recovered from his injuries, while Bean had to be hospitalized for several weeks. Bean’s left leg had to be amputated as a result of his injuries. He also had surgery on his arm.

Trooper Bean has been with the West Virginia State Police since Feb. 2020. Spessert joined in 2021.

The investigation into the shooting continues.

Story originally published in WVMetronews.