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Pa. trooper shot in traffic stop has 2nd surgery

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


Associated Press

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.

In this undated photo released by the Pennsylvania State Police, Cpl. Seth J. Kelly, is shown. (Pennsylvania State Police via AP Photo)
In this undated photo released by the Pennsylvania State Police, Cpl. Seth J. Kelly, is shown. (Pennsylvania State Police via AP Photo)

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 a busy road north of Philadelphia.

Twenty-two-year-old suspect Daniel Khalil Clary 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. He was also shot.

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