VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. — A man accused of shooting a Daytona Beach police officer is now in the Volusia County Jail, according to jail records.
Daytona Beach police said Othal Wallace shot Officer Jason Raynor in the head during an incident near an apartment complex last week.
The shooting sparked a nationwide manhunt for Wallace, who was eventually caught in Georgia over the weekend.
Raynor is still recovering in the hospital.
Soon, Wallace will make a court appearance in Volusia County and his path toward a trial here will begin.
The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office released a video showing Wallace’s return to Central Florida.
Watch the video below:
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood thanked the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister (who provided an HCSO plane for transport) and Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey for his coordination and support.
On June 23, the Daytona Beach Police Department responded to Kingston Avenue in reference to an officer down, according to an affidavit.
Police said Raynor was shot in the face at least one time.
The report said Raynor’s body camera showed him walk up to a car parked on Kingston Avenue. The video shows Wallace exit the car and refuse to follow commands from Raynor.
The affidavit said Wallace began to struggle with Raynor and a gunshot was heard.
Detectives then spoke with Tyesha Lewis, who is Wallace’s girlfriend. Lewis said when she returned from work she heard a commotion coming from outside. She went outside and saw that the officer had been shot, the report said.
A detective showed Lewis a photograph of the suspect and identified him as Wallace.
The report said Lewis began to cry and said that her children would never see their father again.
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