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Florida officer dies 55 days after being shot on patrol

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Posted at 12:54 PM, Aug 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-18 12:54:24-04

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WTXL) — A Florida police officer has died 55 days after being shot in the head while on patrol.

The Daytona Beach Police Department said in a tweet that Officer Jason Raynor died Tuesday.

He had been in a hospital since being shot by a man he was trying to question in the parking lot of an apartment building June 23. According to a charging affidavit, Raynor and other officers were in the area after complaints from citizens about crime there.

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

Prosecutors are expected to upgrade the charge following Raynor’s death.