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$100,000 Reward for Suspect Who Shot Daytona Beach Cop in the Head

Posted on | June 24, 2021 | Comments Off on $100,000 Reward for Suspect Who Shot Daytona Beach Cop in the Head

Hundreds of officers are searching for Othal Wallace:

A $100,000 reward is being offered for anyone who can help authorities locate a man accused of shooting a Daytona Beach police officer Wednesday night, according to Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood.
The suspect at the center of the manhunt was identified before 11:30 p.m. as 29-year-old Othal Wallace, and he’s believed to be driving a gray 2016 Honda HRV with the California license plate number 7TNX532, records show.
Chitwood’s tweets identifying Wallace also included still photos from body camera footage that appeared to show Wallace behind the wheel of the Honda.
The Daytona Beach Police Department said an officer was investigating a suspicious incident on Kingston Avenue shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday when he stopped replying to calls on his radio.
When additional units arrived, they found the officer lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound, according to the department.
The officer was rushed to Halifax Health, where he underwent surgery and was in critical condition. His name has not been released.
The Florida Highway Patrol said at about 10:45 p.m. that parts of Interstate 4 and Interstate 95 were being shut down in connection with the search for Wallace.
Dozens of patrol vehicles from multiple different Central Florida law enforcement agencies could also be seen near the shooting scene aiding in the search.
Wallace is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone who sees him should call 911 immediately.

You may be surprised — if you know nothing about crime — to learn that the accused suspect has a prior criminal history:

According to court records, Wallace was arrested twice in 2018 in Broward County, where he was charged with domestic violence. The Office of the State Attorney chose not to pursue charges in one case, and adjudication was withheld in another.
The same year, Wallace was arrested by the West Melbourne Police Department after he was spotted driving recklessly on Interstate 95, records show.
According to his arrest report, he was pulled over, and officers found marijuana in his car. He was arrested and charged with driving with a suspended license and possession of cannabis.
He pleaded no contest to the charges.
According to several police reports, Wallace listed his address as the Florida United Methodist Children’s Home in Enterprise, which is located in southern Volusia County.

Domestic violence, reckless driving, suspended violence, some weed — minor crimes, really, but indicative of a lawless disposition. Here’s a question for you: Why was Wallace, a Florida resident, behind the wheel of a car with California license plates? Could this be a telltale clue about the “suspicious incident” that the police officer was investigating?

We will learn more about this incident, and must hope the officer survives his wound, or otherwise Othal Wallace will be charged with murder — and it was all captured on the officer’s bodycam.

I’m sure CNN and Joe Biden will ignore this crime.



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