Bodycam footage caught the suspect that shot a Daytona Beach cop in the head, according to The Blaze.
Othal Wallace, 18, was sitting inside his police cruiser.
“The officer was conducting a ‘proactive patrol’ just before 9 p.m. Wednesday, Young said during a press conference.”
“The officer had earlier radioed he was investigating a suspicious incident, according to a tweet from the police department.”
“Upon arrival he contacted a coward … and as he was escorting him out of the car, at some point the suspect turns and shoots my officer one time in the head,” Young stated.
“What’s going on?” Wallace asks as he approaches the suspect.
“Come on now, come on now. Don’t do this,” the suspect states.
“Several minutes passed and the officer stopped responding to other officers calling him on the radio.”
“When officers arrived they found him lying on the ground suffering from a gunshot wound, according to a police statement.”
THREAD (1 OF 2): A $100,000 reward is now available for anyone who can help authorities locate the man who shot one of our officers in the head earlier this evening.
The man we're looking for is located in the video below. His name is Othal Wallace. He's 29 years old. pic.twitter.com/hYHNqVLg8C
— Daytona Beach Police (@DaytonaBchPD) June 24, 2021
“The surgery was fairly successful.”
“He still has a long way to go.”
Young stated, “This entire county is on lockdown until we track this coward down.”
“So I’m grateful for every agency that’s responded over here tonight to help us as they’re committed to staying out there until we get this coward in custody.”
“A $100,000 reward is now available for anyone who can help authorities locate the man who shot one of our officers in the head earlier this evening.”
“The man we’re looking for is located in the video below.”
“His name is Othal Wallace. He’s 29 years old.”
From The Blaze:
Video shows the moment the unnamed officer approached the suspect, 29-year-old Othal Wallace, as Wallace sat inside his vehicle.
A struggle ensues and a distinct “pop” can be heard as the suspect reportedly shoots the officer, who immediately falls to the ground.
The suspect fled from the scene, and the officer was transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. He remains hospitalized in critical condition, according to reports.
Early Thursday morning, Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young tweeted, “No change in the status of my hero who was shot in the line of duty last night. He’s fighting while all of us are praying[.] The manhunt continues for the coward responsible for this[.]”