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Suspect accused of shooting Daytona Beach officer arrested

Posted at 11:27 AM, Jun 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-26 11:27:50-04

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man accused of shooting a Florida police officer in the head has been captured on a wooded property just outside of Atlanta.

Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young told reporters that 29-year-old Othal Wallace was arrested early Saturday.

Wallace is accused of shooting 26-year-old officer Jason Raynor after the officer approached Wallace as he sat in a vehicle Wednesday night.

The police chief says Wallace was found on property affiliated with the all-Black pro-gun group called the NFAC. Raynor is still recovering in a hospital. The police chief says Raynor's condition is showing “positive signs of improvement.”