Dash cam video: Shootout between the suspect and the federal police
Dash camera video shows a harrowing shootout between a man pulled over for speeding and two Pennsylvania state police troopers.
Recently released dashcam video from a police cruiser shows the moment a traffic stop turned into an almost deadly shootout between a man pulled over for speeding and two Pennsylvania state troopers last fall.
The Northampton County District Attorney’s Office released the video of the Nov. 7, 2017 shoot on Thursday to media organisations six weeks after the use of it in the case against the driver, a 22-year-old Daniel Clary.
In the video, state troopers Ryan Seiple and Seth Kelly can be seen trying to arrest Clary for driving under the influence in Nazareth, just outside of Allentown.
Daniel Clary can be seen opening fire on two Pennsylvania state police troopers on Nov. 7, 2017.
The police fired a Taser on him after he resisted arrest. Then, Clary broke away from the officers and grabbed a gun from his vehicle.
Officers had a Taser against Clary, but he continued to resist.
The 22-year-old can then open fire on the troopers. Kelly began to shoot back and was hit on his leg and neck before crawling under a fence to take cover.
The rear window of Clary’s vehicle was also shot by officers, but he drove away.
Clary struggled with the officers before they get to his car and gets a gun, then to open fire.
First Deputy district Attorney Terence Houck told LehighValleyLive.com the video was released to show the dangers officers face while on duty.
“We think the community should see it,” Houck told the news outlet.
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Authorities said Kelly probably saved his own life by the use of a tourniquet he wore on him.
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“The germans were in a knock-down, drag-out fight along the side of the road with vehicles speeding by them, and it was very, very violent,” State Police Captain Richard D’Ambrosio said after watching the video of the twist.
Houck told The Morning Call he had always wanted the video to be released to the public, but which are necessary to the officers agree to it.
“Our concerns have always been the victims, the state troopers in this matter, and protects them,” Houck told the newspaper. “But after a conversation with them, they wanted it released, so I did too.”
Clary was convicted last month of multiple crimes, including attempted murder on two police officers.
Clary was convicted last month of multiple crimes, including attempted murder on two police officers. The 22-year-old is still awaiting sentencing, but could face dozens of years in prison, according to the Morning Call.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Travis Fedschun is a reporter for FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @travfed