Reward upped to $200K for tips leading to arrest of man accused of shooting Daytona Beach officer

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — The reward for information that can lead to the arrest of the man accused of shooting a Daytona Beach police officer in the head was doubled to a total of $200,000 on Friday.

Investigators said that an anonymous donor contributed an additional $100,000 to the existing $100,000 reward for information in the case.

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Friday marks the second full day that investigators have searched for Othal Wallace.

Officials say Wallace shot Daytona Beach police officer Jason Raynor, 26, in the head on Wednesday night spurring a multi-state manhunt.

Anyone with information about Wallace’s whereabouts is asked to contact the DBPD tip line at 386-671-5555, or 911 in an emergency.

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Daytona police said Raynor was on proactive patrol on Kingston Avenue when he spotted a suspicious car.

According to police, while Raynor was questioning Wallace, a confrontation escalated between the two.

That is when investigators say Wallace shot the officer in the head and fled the scene.

The 26-year-old officer was taken to Halifax Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.

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Thursday, investigators say they got a tip that Wallace may have fled Florida and could be headed to Georgia.

Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young said several agencies are involved in the search for Wallace.

“We got a lot resources out there. I’m hopeful; hopeful and determined to catch him,” he said.

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Thursday night, dozens of officers held a prayer vigil for the injured officer.

“I’m hopeful and I’m keeping the faith that he’s going to pull through,” Young said.

On Friday, a GoFundMe had been established to provide assistance to Raynor and his family.

Information on the fund can be found here.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.