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Trooper Shooting Suspect Lives in Poconos

CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP -- We're learning more information about the man accused of shooting Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. Seth Kelly on Tuesday, including where he lived in the Poconos.

Newswatch 16 spoke with a few people who recognize that suspect. They're still trying to fathom the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Police released the name of the shooter Tuesday night. He was identified as Daniel Clary, 22, of Effort.

Dashcam video from a truck driver shows Clary's car flying by him on Route 33 in Northampton County on Tuesday. The suspect's car passes by the truck on the berm of the road.

Police say Clary was wounded as he was driving. The rear window was shot out.

Clary was arraigned Wednesday morning and is being hit with a slew of charges. Police say he lived in a rural area near Effort.

When Newswatch 16 arrived at the residence Wednesday afternoon, members of his family could be seen moving belongings out of the house and into a U-Haul. They politely declined to comment.

According to people we spoke with, Clary was seen often in the area.

"I've seen him around the gas station and he seemed like a normal kid, just passing by. You see kids hanging out at the gas station all the time. It's a real shame to hear what happened," said Freddie Alvarez of Kunkletown.

For others who have lived in Effort for several years now, they're surprised to hear that the shooter lived in the area, but they say that as the area has become more and more popular, there has been more trouble.

"It's one of the most beautiful areas in the Poconos to live, but as the area is growing and things are getting better, we really have to have an increased police force. We need more police in the area. You don't see enough officers on the street anymore," said Janos Somogyi of Effort.

"When we moved in here in 1975, a lot of these things weren't around. It was more country. But since it has grown, with people moving in from New York, New Jersey, whatever, they're bringing in all the trouble in the residential area in Effort here," said Robert Robinson of Effort.

Robinson said he's troubled to hear about another issue involving gun violence.

"They should have stricter punishment against people who are not allowed to have guns. Guns get in the wrong hands, and people use them to kill and do everything because they're in the wrong hands," said Robinson.

Cpl. Kelly remains in critical, but stable condition.

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30 comments

  • Black is the new Career

    I am most certain that Clary’s weapon that he used in the *alleged* shooting of a law enforcement officer was duly registered and legal. I have no doubt about this.

    Black lives matter only when they don’t give a shit about rules, laws, morals, ethics, values, or child support obligations. My thanks to BLM and other anti estalbishment organizations that have degenerated our society down to the crudest and unproductive nation on the planet.

  • In a galaxy far far away

    They should light this POS on fire in the center of town…just like they did in Salem. Burn him for everyone to see. If he has no hesitation to shoot a state trooper he is not someone to give a second chance! Does anyone really think someone like this can be reabilitated? Why spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on his prison bill? Death penalty for sure!

  • just move here from easton probably

    he probably just moved here from easton, facebook says he graduated hs in easton, saying he is “from” the poconos is kinda misleading i think, from easton will probably be more accurate

  • Lance

    Again no comments from BLM. Why because a black man shot a white cop. Where are the howls of outrage? Where are the demonstrations? Nothing… just like their moral indignity. Its ok for a black man to shoot a white person. BLM and ANTIFA and the white liberal whiners that stand with them will never decry this event. The rest of civilized society will stand for the police. Because the police stands for everyone. Including BLM etc. Shame that isnt reciprocal.

  • What Is Going On

    Another one for the state prison system for life.
    Why is it that living like a civilized human being is so difficult for so many of these people? And yes, you know what I mean by “these people.”
    13% of the population and they’re responsible for at least half of the murders in the US.
    But hey, BLM!

    • Lance

      NfL players “But lets all take a knee because of the police shootings” why not stand for those same cops who protect you and your property from the very animals who want to take it from you. Remember cops are people. With families and friends. Where is the knee for them?

      • SMDH

        Bill—you couldn’t be more wrong if you tried and your comment is such a cop out (no pun intended). We don’t want to return to slavery, we want to return to the decency of the black family BEFORE Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society”. We want to return to a family unit that was arguably the strongest in our society. We want to return to decency and respect and accountability. We want to return to a time when all lives mattered, when Dad still lived in the home, when parents pushed their children to succeed, and accepted the fact that there is racism and worked hard to overcome it. To be sure, there HAVE been injustices in the past and they do continue, but black America is now afforded the institutional and legal protections under the law that was missing during Jim Crow. My God we elected a black President for goodness sakes. The freedoms are there, the opportunities are there—look at success stories like Tony Dungy, Dr. Ben Carson, and millions of others like them who HAVE overcome and have realized Dr. King’s dream. Instead of holding these examples up for everyone, all we see is the negativity, the racism (reverse) against whites, and the victimization routine peddled by the human traffickers (perfect term for them) like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton who have made M I L L I O N S by shaking down corporations across the land to further their own financial gain and strengthen their power in the black community, and in the Democrat machine that continues to peddle this garbage to secure the black constituency in the voting booth. White America is starting to tire of this cycle of insanity and we are heading to a race war because we have lost our way and have no good leadership in the black community that will be honest and call out this horrible self-destructive behavior for the self-defeating mess that it is and instead of challenging people of color to do better—it is better for these so-called “leaders” to fortify their own base of power by keeping the tribes embroiled against whitey. It is sinful and shameful and people like you should know better. Until black America rejects this nonsense, stops buying the hateful misogynist and racist trash coming out of the music and entertainment industry, and starts accepting the responsibility for their own fate, our country will never get out of this quicksand.

      • El~Ma

        SMDH, I got banned for typing the same sentiments.

        It’s up to the black community leaders to develop higher standards for their people. Girls need to stop reproducing at the age of 14. Boys need to start looking at higher education instead of every girl’s booty as a goal.

        Ban me. Again.

      • Dodechahedron

        Bill, if that is your name, you are part of this raging problem. Yes, there was once a problem with racial profiling and there remains the same problem. The statistics are not in favor of black males and that is a fact. Any Officer knows that the next traffic stop could be their last moments on this earth particularly if the stop is a carload of black male youths. With the terrorist organization “Black Lives Matter,” this has only become more of a problem because a good cop is a dead cop, according to BLM Scriptures.

        You people need to get yourselves in line. Your demographics is the most violent, the most arrogant, and the most reckless. Get yourselves in order and make those venerable Reverends Jackson and Sharpton find another job than to continue stirring the race hate pot. What would these idiots do if there were no more racism? They certainly can’t work for a living to pay for those seven thousand dollar suits and the Italian leather shoes, can they? Stop making excuses. Nobody wants slavery. Nobody wants oppression. Nobody wants injustice. Your boy was carrying a weapon and shot someone with it. Get over your black selves and start being upstanding members of society. Perhaps you profiling will lessen if this happens.