$200,000 reward now offered to help find man accused of shooting Daytona officer

Search enters 3rd day for 29-year-old Othal Wallace

Deputies said the suspect, Othal Wallace, 29, is considered armed and dangerous and is believed to be driving a gray 2016 Honda HRV with a California tag of 7TNX532. (VCSO)

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The reward for information that could lead authorities to the man accused of shooting a Daytona Beach police officer now sits at $200,000, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a news release, an anonymous donor contributed another $100,000 to the existing reward that could lead to the arrest of 29-year-old Othal Wallace.

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The suspected shooter fled Wednesday night and authorities have been searching for him since then, expanding the search into other states as well. Wallace was last seen driving a gray 2016 Honda HR-V with the California license plate number 7TNX532.

Jason Raynor, the officer who was shot in the head, remains in critical condition at Halifax Health where he underwent surgery. A GoFund Me account was created earlier today for the officer’s medical expenses and has raised more than $76,000 in the first four hours.

A family member provided this picture of Daytona Beach police officer Jason Raynor, who was shot in the head on June 23, 2021. (Courtesy of the Raynor family)

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“We decided that it’d be a good idea to kind of set up a way so that people in the public can, you know, give that assistance to the family in a way that we know will actually help the family,” Daytona Beach public information officer Messod Bendayan said of the account.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call the department’s Emergency Operations Center at 386-671-5555.

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Brenda Argueta is a digital journalist who joined ClickOrlando.com in March 2021. She graduated from UCF and returned to Central Florida after working in Colorado.