A $100,000 reward is still available for anyone who can help authorities locate the man who shot 26-year old Daytona Beach Police Officer Jason Raynor.
Raynor has been serving with the Daytona Beach Police Department since February 2019, police Chief Jakari Young said. Before that, Officer Raynor was with the Port Orange Police Department.
According to Chief Young, there “hasn’t been much of a change” in Raynor’s status at the hospital. “He’s fighting and we all are praying,” adding that the officer’s mother and sister are with the officer at his bedside.
Raynor was on his normal patrol on Kingston Avenue in Daytona Beach just before 9 pm. when he approached 29-year-old Othal Wallace, who was sitting in a gray Honda HR-V in a parking lot.
According to Officer Raynor’s bodycam video, the situation escalated when Wallace stood up and refused to get back in his car as Raynor continued to ask him to sit down.
The bodycam footage shows a struggle between Wallace and Officer Raynor before a gunshot is heard.
Anyone with information is asked to call the department’s emergency operations center at 386-671-5555.