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Police: Clary not denying involvement in state trooper shooting

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Cpl. Seth Kelly wasn't only brave in the line of duty and in the line of fire, he was also fast acting. 

He is being hailed a hero for saving a life: his own.

After police say 22-year-old Daniel Clary shot him Tuesday morning, Kelly grabbed the tourniquet from his belt and wrapped one of his several wounds. 

Clary was also wounded after Kelly and his partner, trooper Ryan Seiple, fired back. Clary, still able to drive, got himself to Easton Hospital where he told workers right away he 'was in a shooting involving a state trooper.'

Now, Clary is faced with attempted homicide and related charges.

The troopers prepared to arrest Clary on a DUI charge, but yet-to-be released dash cam video apparently shows him violently resist, sparking a two-minute brawl.

"At one point all three of them were wrestling in the right lane of Route 33. Luckily there were no vehicles coming at that time, or if they were they saw them and got over," said State Police Captain Richard D'Ambrosio. 

After momentarily stopped by a deployed taser, troopers say Clary broke free, ran to his car and grabbed his pistol. 

Troopers say Clary is not denying his involvement in the incident but stopped short of providing details about what he said.

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