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State trooper shot in traffic stop recovering after successful 2nd surgery

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police say a trooper who was shot several times during a traffic stop has undergone a successful second surgery and is still listed in critical condition.

A state police spokesman says Cpl. Seth Kelly underwent surgery Thursday, a day after authorities said the 13-year veteran likely saved his own life by applying a tourniquet to his leg before help arrived following a shootout Tuesday.

Kelly suffered gunshot wounds to his neck and shoulder area and to his leg after the traffic stop erupted into a close-quarters gunfight along Route 33 in Northampton County.

Daniel Clary, 22, faces charges that include attempted murder of a law enforcement officer and aggravated assault.

Authorities say troopers suspected him of driving under the influence of marijuana.

Clary was also wounded, but got into his car and drove to Easton Hospital, where police say he told medical crews he was involved in a shooting with police.


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