Man accused of shooting Florida police officer caught in Atlanta

ATLANTA — A man wanted for shooting a Florida police officer in the head was captured early Saturday morning in Atlanta after nearly four days of searching, investigators said.

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Daytona Beach police said Othal Wallace was hiding in a tree house in a wooded area of Dekalb County, WFTV reported.

He was found with multiple weapons, ammunition and body armor. Authorities had been searching for Wallace since Wednesday after he shot Daytona Beach police officer Jason Raynor, WFTV reported.

“You guys know who I am, you know what I am capable of and it could have been a lot worse,” Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young said at a news conference.

Three Daytona Beach police officers were at the scene when U.S. Marshals used Raynor’s handcuffs when they took Wallace into custody.

Wallace was arrested and charged with attempted first degree murder of a law enforcement officer with a firearm.

UPDATE: Press conference video can be found here: https://fb.watch/6mRERQm-aY/ Original post below. -- Othal Wallace has been captured! There will be a press conference at 5:30 a.m. this morning.

Posted by Daytona Beach Police Department on Saturday, June 26, 2021