Officials release name of wounded Pennsylvania state trooper

November 8th, 2017 10:52 am

BETHLEHEM (AP) — Authorities have identified a Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was shot several times during a traffic stop and remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Police said Wednesday that Cpl. Seth J. Kelly, a 13-year veteran, suffered gunshot wounds to his neck and shoulder area and to his leg. He’s set to undergo another surgery to remove a bullet.

State police Capt. Richard D’Ambrosio said Kelly was helping another trooper arrest a motorist they suspected of driving under the influence when a fight broke out. He said the suspect grabbed a gun from his car and opened fire, hitting Kelly. Both troopers returned fire, hitting the suspect, who then drove himself to the hospital.

The suspect was identified as 22-year-old Daniel Khalil Clary, of Effort, who remains hospitalized. He’s charged with attempted homicide and other offenses. He doesn’t have an attorney who can comment on the case.

Emergency personal respond to the scene where a Pennsylvania State Police corporal was shot in Northampton County, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. The corporal was shot several times while exchanging gunfire with a suspect during a traffic stop Tuesday morning, and the suspect was also wounded, authorities said. (April Gamiz/The Morning Call via AP)
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_119158610-a3b0d543ded84bd9a8d9352b63ee3228.jpgEmergency personal respond to the scene where a Pennsylvania State Police corporal was shot in Northampton County, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. The corporal was shot several times while exchanging gunfire with a suspect during a traffic stop Tuesday morning, and the suspect was also wounded, authorities said. (April Gamiz/The Morning Call via AP)
Emergency personal respond to the scene where a Pennsylvania State Police corporal was shot in Northampton County, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. The corporal was shot several times while exchanging gunfire with a suspect during a traffic stop Tuesday morning, and the suspect was also wounded, authorities said. (April Gamiz/The Morning Call via AP)
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_119158610-12efc124bdb1485fb0a1af4900d65240.jpgEmergency personal respond to the scene where a Pennsylvania State Police corporal was shot in Northampton County, Pa., Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. The corporal was shot several times while exchanging gunfire with a suspect during a traffic stop Tuesday morning, and the suspect was also wounded, authorities said. (April Gamiz/The Morning Call via AP)
Emergency personal respond to a Pennsylvania State Police corporal being shot during a traffic stop Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Plainfield Township, Northampton County, Pa., prompting a massive pursuit south to Easton Hospital where police said they apprehended a suspect in the shooting. (April Gamiz/The Morning Call via AP)
http://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/web1_119158610-4542c9548aae49b68da617189bb9339b.jpgEmergency personal respond to a Pennsylvania State Police corporal being shot during a traffic stop Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Plainfield Township, Northampton County, Pa., prompting a massive pursuit south to Easton Hospital where police said they apprehended a suspect in the shooting. (April Gamiz/The Morning Call via AP)


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