Volusia County

Man accused of shooting Daytona Beach police officer to be transferred back to Volusia County

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Plans are being made to transport the man accused of shooting a Daytona Beach police officer in the head back to Volusia County.

Police said they found the suspected shooter, Othal Wallace, hiding out in a treehouse in rural Georgia with guns, ammunition and body armor.

PHOTOS: Daytona Beach officer Jason Raynor shot in the line of duty

Officials said Wallace could be brought back to the Volusia County Jail as soon as this week.

At last check, officer Jason Raynor remains in critical condition at Halifax Health.

READ: Man accused of shooting Daytona Beach police officer arrested in Georgia, police say

Police Chief Jakari Young said Saturday morning Raynor was showing enough signs of improvement that his doctors felt comfortable moving forward with more testing.

Click here to donate to a GoFundMe set up to benefit Raynor.

READ: ‘He’s never going to give up’: Friend says injured Daytona Beach officer is dedicated, resilient

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.