Man accused of shooting Daytona Beach police officer charged with attempted first-degree murder

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Court records show that the man accused of shooting a Daytona Beach police officer in the head last month has officially been charged with attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer.

Othal Wallace is accused of shooting officer Jason Raynor in the head on June 23 while Raynor was out on patrol.

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Documents show that the charges were officially filed by State Attorney R.J. Larizza on Thursday.

The shooting sparked a nationwide manhunt for Wallace, who was eventually caught in Georgia days later.

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Wallace was extradited back to Volusia County last week.

Wallace is being held at the Volusia County Jail, while Raynor remains hospitalized.

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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.