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Man accused of shooting Daytona Beach officer extradited to Florida.

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Man accused of shooting Daytona Beach officer extradited to Florida. 1

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. –  A guy has been extradited back to Florida after being accused of shooting a Daytona Beach police officer in the head.

Othal Wallace, 29, was arrested in Georgia last week and was placed into the Volusia County prison on Friday morning, with an appearance before a judge scheduled for Friday afternoon.

Officer Jason Raynor of Daytona Beach police was shot in the head by Wallace on June 23 while investigating a suspicious car.

Wallace was extradited by plane early Friday morning, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

According to an affidavit filed by the Daytona Beach Police Department, responding officers interviewed Wallace’s girlfriend, who indicated she lived in an apartment at the complex where the shooting occurred.

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Wallace and his girlfriend have been together for six years, according to the girlfriend, and he shares her apartment with her. She told officers she heard “a commotion” outside and saw Raynor had been shot, according to the affidavit. According to the statement, she confirmed the suspect vehicle was Wallace’s and identified Wallace to police, who showed her photographs from Raynor’s body camera video.

According to the affidavit, Wallace’s girlfriend told police that he is known to carry a handgun and possesses a rifle. According to the affidavit, after Wallace was identified as the suspect, she began to scream and said her children would never see their father again.

Raynor, 26, was still in serious condition but showed signs of progress, according to the most recent police bulletin.

Wallace was apprehended following a 56-hour manhunt in DeKalb County, Georgia, where he was discovered hiding in a treehouse. Wallace could possibly face federal charges, according to FBI officials.

 

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Written by Robert Miller

Robert Miller is one of the senior reporters of Orlando Solution. Mr miller worked in NBC as an investigative reporter for the last 10 years. Currently Mr Miller living in Florida and working with Orlando Solution. He has 2 sons and 2 granddaughters.

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