UPDATED 2:34 PM PT – Saturday, June 26, 2021
On Wednesday night, a Daytona Beach police officer was shot in the head while investigating a suspicious vehicle. The suspect has since been taken into custody.
The multi-agency manhunt for 29-year-old Othal Wallace ended at the wooded property outside Atlanta early on Saturday, after police were tipped off about the suspect’s potential whereabouts.
Authorities reported finding Wallace hiding at a Black nationalist paramilitary group’s property. Wallace was discovered hiding in a treehouse and was subdued without issue.
The suspect in the vicious shooting of Police Officer Jason Raynor was apprehended by Georgia police at a black nationalist paramilitary encampment. There is no place for hate in Florida. Our law enforcement will be protected. Justice will be swift. https://t.co/ZUIrCdUgia
— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) June 26, 2021
Police Chief Jakari Young released the statement at a press conference Saturday morning stating, “at approximately 2:30 this morning, a search warrant was executed on a property which was located just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. And I am pleased to announce that this search warrant has resulted in the arrest of Othal Wallace.”
The property is reportedly owned by the Black nationalist group “Not “Effin” Around Coaltion.” Wallace is set to be transferred to Daytona Beach at a later point.
In the meantime, 26-year-old officer Jason Raynor remains in critical condition, but is showing positive signs of improvement.