BY CARRIE HODOUSEK
The daddy of State Police Trooper Abe Bean mentioned his son is doing “remarkably nicely” following surgical procedure to take away a part of his left leg after being shot whereas attempting to serve an arrest warrant Sunday night time in Martinsburg.
Bean’s father Brian Bean, a retired State Police trooper, stood by his son’s hospital mattress Wednesday to debate his son’s situation on MetroNews “Talkline.”
“We’re speaking with him. He’s ingesting some ginger ale proper now. It’s been a miracle,” Bean mentioned whereas visiting his son at a hospital in Fairfax, Va.
Bean stays in steady situation after being shot 4 occasions: as soon as within the chest, as soon as within the shoulder and twice within the leg.
State Police Maj. Jim Mitchell beforehand informed MetroNews there was a whole lot of blood loss.
A second trooper Cadin Spessert suffered a single gunshot wound and has been launched from the hospital.
Bean and Spessert went to a house on Connell Avenue in Martinsburg at round 10:50 p.m. Sunday to serve an arrest warrant for Tobias Ganey. Ganey, 60, had been combating together with his neighbor and allegedly hit him. Bean investigated and informed Ganey he could be charged with misdemeanor battery. When Ganey refused to return out of his dwelling, troopers went in and Ganey fired at them. Troopers returned fireplace and killed Ganey.
Brian Bean posted a message on Fb that mentioned his son’s first surgical procedure lasted for eight hours from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday. The amputation got here after that.
Bean mentioned dozens of West Virginia troopers and state police from Virginia have been on the hospital to indicate assist for his son throughout the vacation season.
“The West Virginia State Police have folks coming right here watching over my son and serving to him. I actually respect it. The Virginia State Police simply truly put up a Christmas tree in his room,” he mentioned.
Native police in Fairfax, Va., have additionally been stepping up with small duties, Bean mentioned.
“The Fairfax Police have folks right here watching Abe. He needed some lemons, of all issues, to place in his water and so they went out and obtained him some lemons,” he mentioned.
About 100 folks attended a prayer service on the Virginia hospital the place Bean is on Monday.
Mitchell supplied an replace Wednesday, saying in an announcement, “Trooper Bean is now doing nicely and pushing ahead to finish restoration. Please proceed to maintain each Trooper Spessert and Trooper Bean in your prayers.”
The investigation into the capturing continues.