Pennsylvania State Police have released dash cam footage from a violent shootout with a speeder that left State Trooper Seth Kelly seriously injured. The shooting took place on Route 33 when State Trooper Ryan Seiple pulled over Daniel Clary for what seemed like a minor infraction on November 7, 2017. The traffic stop quickly escalated into a physical confrontation before Clary reached into his car, pulled out a loaded handgun and opened fire.
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Northampton County First Deputy District Attorney Terence Houck said he and his troopers wanted to release the footage to raise public awareness of just how dangerous policing can be. Houck pointed out that his troopers exercised great restraint all the way until they were fired upon. "We think the community should see it," Houck said. "It was only with their permission and encouragement that ultimately we decided to release the video."
The dash cam footage shows Trooper Seiple trying to arrest Clary for driving under the influence but he breaks free and is immediately tased. The two troopers wrestle with Clary for about a minute until he breaks free of the troopers, dashes for his driver's side car door, and pulls out a loaded handgun. Clary instantly opens fire on the troopers who are fully exposed on the other side of the car. Clary uses his vehicle as cover and continues to exchange rounds with the troopers before driving away.
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Trooper Kelly was shot four times and arrived at the Plainfield Township clinically dead. He was revived and put in a medically induced coma for 12 days spending a total of 25 days in the hospital. Trooper Kelly says he has no memory of the incident and doesn't remember the shooting. Clary was charged with several felonies, including attempting to kill Seiple and Kelly. He is set to be sentenced on August 31.
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SOME DEEPER INFO.
Daniel Khalil Clary was stopped, issued a Speeding ticket and sent on his way.
Clary was free to go.
Trooper Ryan Seiple stopped Clary’s Pontiac sedan for speeding about 10:15 a.m. on Route 33 and the two pulled over near the Route 191 exit, according to state police. Seiple issued Clary a speeding ticket and told him he was free to go, state police said. However, as the trooper pulled away, Clary flagged him down. State police Capt. Richard D’Ambrosio said Seiple had already explained to Clary how to pay his ticket, but Clary asked again about the process. That’s when Seiple suspected Clary was under the influence of marijuana, according to D’Ambrosio.
As things progressed , the Trooper called for Backup.
When the arrest process was started, Daniel Khalil Clary violently resisted and several times during the struggle attempted grab the Troopers gun.
Then Daniel Khalil Clary broke loose and grabbed his own firearm from his vehicle and started a shoot out.
Given his violent nature , the threat to society he poses and since we can't hang his ass, that he be sentenced to Life Without Any Possibility of Parole, Plus 1 Year.