Police: Pennsylvania trooper saves own life with tourniquet

In this undated photo released by the Pennsylvania State Police, Cpl. Seth J. Kelly, is shown. Authorities have identified a Kelly as the Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was shot several times Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, during a traffic stop and remains hospitalized in critical condition. (Pennsylvania State Police via AP Photo)

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — 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 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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