MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — A West Virginia State Police trooper shot last week in Pocahontas County was released from the hospital on Tuesday.

West Virginia State Police

Trooper First Class Josh Tallman

Trooper First Class Josh Tallman, 30, was shot in the lower abdomen while responding to a call last Monday. The Pocahontas County sheriff and a deputy asked for assistance after coming under gunfire in the midst of investigating a wrecked vehicle.

Tallman and other law enforcement searched for the gunman, 43-year-old William Biggs. Biggs shot Tallman, who returned fire and killed Biggs.

Tallman underwent three surgical procedures at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

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