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New Details Emerge About Trooper Shooting

NORTHAMPTON COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) - New details continue to emerge about the Pennsylvania State Police officer shot in Northampton County during a traffic stop. 

A new conference was held -- detailing what led up to the shoot-out between the corporal and 22 year old suspect.  Eyewitness News Reporter Brianna Strunk is Following the Story for Eyewitness News.

Eyewitness News learned it was Corporal Seth Kelly who was shot several times in the leg and his neck/shoulder area. He is a Honesdale, Wayne County native who now works with PSP Belfast

Investigators say 22 year old Daniel Khalil Clary of Effort was arraigned Wednesday morning, he faces several charges including two counts of attempted homicide. State Police say Trooper Ryan Seiple pulled over Clary for speeding around 10:15 Tuesday morning.

Clary was issued a citation, and told he was free to leave.

 He flagged the trooper down, saying he had a question about the citation. At that time, the trooper realized Clary may be under the influence of marijuana,  and called for backup.

That's when state police Corporal Seth Kelly arrived. We're told Clary resisted arrest after failing sobriety tests,  leading to a wrestling match on the side of the highway between both troopers and the suspect.

 State police say Clary was tased, but still managed to free himself and grab a gun from his car, and shot at the two troopers.
 
"Mr. Clary then runs around the front of his vehicle and reaches into the drive side window, which is down, and pulls out a gun. He immediately comes over, The top of the roof oh his vehicle firing on both of our troopers." said Captain Richard D'Ambrosio, Commander Troop M Bethlehem during a morning News Conference.
    
When Corporal Kelly was shot, investigators say he fell over the guide rail.
    
Still, he continued to fight for his life on the side of that highway and kept firing at the suspect. The other Trooper suffered a minor injury on his arm. No word on the suspect's condition, but again, he was arraigned from a hospital bed this morning.

Corporal Kelly is still in very critical but stable condition. He has another surgery planned for later today or tomorrow morning.


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