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Manhunt intensifies for man who shot a Daytona Beach police officer in the head
Othal Wallace is wanted for the shooting of a Daytona Beach police officer. (Daytona Beach Police)

The manhunt is intensifying for the suspected gunman who Daytona Beach Police say shot one of their own in the head.

U.S. Marshals have now joined the search for 29-year-old Othal Wallace.

Authorities say Wallace shot 26-year-old Daytona Beach police officer, Jason Raynor.

It happened Wednesday night in the 100 block of Kingston Avenue in Daytona Beach, just south of Mason Avenue and west of North Beach Street.

Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young said Officer Raynor was while patrolling the area and approached a suspicious vehicle. That’s when Wallace shot him in the head then drove off.

Raynor underwent surgery and remains in critical condition, with Chief Young adding that he, “has experienced some improvement but still has a long way to go.”

Chief Young said Wallace’s family lives in one of the apartments close to where the encounter took place, but it’s not known if it’s Wallace’s primary residence.

Investigators executed a search warrant on the apartment and recovered at least three ballistic vests, multiple high-capacity magazines, a rifle and a semi-automatic handgun and numerous boxes of rifle rounds.

Wallace is believed to be driving a gray 2016 Honda H-RV, with California tags. The plate number is 7TNX532.

Right now, there is a $100,000 reward being offered for any information leading to Wallace’s arrest.

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