HAGERSTOWN - A West Virginia State Police trooper showed slight improvement Wednesday in what is likely to be a long recovery from a gunshot wound to the head last week.
Robert Elswick remains in critical condition, said Dr. Marc Kross, surgeon-in-chief at the Washington County Hospital Trauma Center. But Kross said he now thinks it is likely Elswick will survive the serious brain injury.
It's still too early to tell how well Elswick will function.
"It's a little more optimistic," West Virginia State Trooper Brian Bean said Wednesday. "We're looking forward to Bobby getting better."
Elswick was shot once in the head after he and other troopers responded to a domestic violence call near Hedgesville on Oct. 10.