Suspect Arraigned at Hospital While Recovering From Gunshot Wounds After Shoot Out With Pennsylvania State Police

The suspect underwent surgery at Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest.

Daniel Khalil Clary was arraigned Wednesday afternoon while lying in a hospital bed at Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest.

He was recovering from multiple gunshot wounds sustained during a dramatic shootout with Pennsylvania State Police that started as a simple traffic stop along a busy highway Tuesday morning.

The 22-year-old was hit in the neck, side and hand. He will be transferred to jail when he is healthy enough to move, state police said.

The drama unfolded Tuesday morning around 10:15 a.m. when Clary was pulled over for speeding on State Route 33 near State Route 191 in Plainfield Township, Northampton County.

Trooper Ryan Seiple suspected Clary was high on marijuana and called for backup to conduct to a field sobriety test, state police said. When Cpl. Seth Kelly arrived, the officers determined Clary was intoxicated. They attempted to arrest him, but he “violently” fought back and wrestled the officers to the ground as cars zoomed by, according to investigators.

Investigators say Clary escaped the tussle, ran back to his vehicle, grabbed a semi-automatic weapon and began shooting. The officers fired back, striking him in the neck, torso and hand, state police said.

Kelly was shot multiple times, but used a police-issued tourniquet to reduce blood flow. The quick thinking likely saved Kelly’s life, state police said.

PSP Trooper Shooting Northampton Cpl Kelly David Clary
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Cpl. Seth Kelly, 39, was shot three times during an altercation with 22-year-old David Clary (R) along a Northampton County highway, police said.

During the chaos, Clary escaped in his car and drove himself to Easton Hospital. There, he confessed to shooting at officers and attempting to disarm them, state police said.

He was taken to Lehigh Valley Cedar Crest for surgery.

On Wednesday afternoon, a moving truck could be seen parked outside his family’s home in Monroe County. The Effort, Pennsylvania, neighborhood - located near Mt. Pocono - was mostly quiet as his mother busily prepared to move.

“We’re going through enough,” Clary’s mother told NBC10 before asking reporters to leave her property.

Clary’s family already planned on moving out of their home a neighbor told NBC10.

“It’s a little unsettling to know something like that happened,” Lucia Figueiredo said. “I don’t know if he has issues but if he does, i hope that he gets the help that he needs.”

Clary, is charged with two counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer, in addition to two counts of criminal homicide, assault of a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault and other related offenses, according to charging documents.

He has one previous minor charge of disorderly conduct from 2014. He pleaded guilty and paid $191 in court fees.

Clary graduated from Easton High School in 2012, according to his Facebook page.

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