Two W.VA. Troopers are shot in the line of duty

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Governor Jim Justice expressed his sadness about the shooting of two West Virginia State Troopers while in the line of duty.

A Lootpress report shared by the Governor reports two West Virginia State Troopers are listed in stable condition after being shot while serving a warrant in Martinsburg.

Troopers A.A. Bean and C.D. Spessert arrived at 117 Connell Street to serve an arrest warrant on Tobias Ganey.

The Troopers talked to Ganey for an extended period time through the door of the residents.

The 60-year-old Ganey refused to open the door or come out of the residence.

Once the officers gained entry to arrest Ganey he shot them with a handgun as the officers returned fire.

During the exchange officer Bean was struck four times and Spessert was shot once.

Ganey was pronounced dead at the scene.

Both officers were transported to a medical facility where Bean underwent surgery with Spessert being put under observation.

The incident remains under investigation by West Virginia State Police.

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