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$200K reward offered for man accused of shooting Daytona Beach officer

Where investigators are searching and what we know about the officer involved

The manhunt for Othal Wallace continues after police say he shot Daytona Beach Police Officer, Jason Raynor Wednesday night. Raynor's mother has been by his side in the hospital.
The manhunt for Othal Wallace continues after police say he shot Daytona Beach Police Officer, Jason Raynor Wednesday night. Raynor's mother has been by his side in the hospital.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The manhunt continues for a man accused of shooting a Daytona Beach police officer in the head on Wednesday night.

On Friday, the agency increased the reward for the man suspected in the shooting to $200,000.

The department identified the injured officer as Jason Raynor, 26. Respecting the family’s wishes, News4Jax is not showing his photo.

Raynor remains in critical condition at the hospital with his mother at his side.

The second day after the shooting, the U.S. Marshals Service and the FBI in Jacksonville joined the search continues for the suspect, identified as Othal Wallace.

Hundreds of officers across the country are searching for the 29-year-old, who left the scene after police say he shot Raynor in the head about 9 p.m. Wednesday as he investigated a suspicious vehicle while on patrol on Kingston Avenue.

Bodycam footage shows Wallace refusing to sit down when Raynor asked him to. Seconds later you can hear a struggle and a single gunshot fired off. The video ends with Raynor lying on the ground.

Deputy Chief Jakari Young from the Daytona Beach Police Department says Wallace was heartless, “I mean, his heart is pure malice. He could care less. He did that with zero remorse, zero remorse. You can tell.”

After a search in the apartment where Wallace’s family lives, investigators recovered three ballistic vests and several firearms including a rifle and ammunition.

Wallace is believed to be driving a gray 2016 Honda HR-V with a California license plate.

Police confirmed that officers in metro Atlanta area have been advised to be on the lookout for Wallace. According to investigators, his vehicle was last pinged in an area around Stockbridge, Georgia.

Records show Wallace has a criminal history in South Florida and Central Florida, including a domestic violence charge out of Volusia County.

He is considered to be armed and dangerous. If you know the whereabouts of Othal Wallace, you’re asked call 911 immediately.


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