DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (WESH) — Newly released discovery gives us a clearer picture of the night in June when Daytona Beach police officer Jason Raynor was shot in the line of duty.
The call that came out over radio said, “We have an officer down. We have an officer down. He’s shot,”
“Somebody shot a cop. He’s in the back. Somebody shot a cop. He’s on the ground,” a witness said.
With the officer down, his colleagues tried to piece together what happened to Raynor.
“Did he have a chance to get his firearm out?”
“So, it was on him?”
“On him. We took it off so EMS could work on him.”
Immediate concern was on Raynor as authorities tried to find the person who shot him.
“Do we have suspect description? Anything?”
“The best he gave us was white male but I don’t want to stick to that either. He’s injured and we might not be getting accurate information. We’re working on the video.”
“Did you see anybody running, anything? No. I need something”.
“Make sure everyone is out there. Keep in mind he could still be mobile. Keep looking for this car if you’re not on that scene.”
Raynor’s body camera later identified Othal Wallace as the suspect. Wallace was arrested days later and is now in Volusia County Jail, accused of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.
On social media, days before the shooting of Raynor, Wallace appears to call out the leader of the group NFAC.
In the post, he says: “They say don’t kill the messenger. I ain’t never heard of a messenger that carried a Glock either. Don’t mess.” He then shows a gun on camera.
From a post dated the day after the shooting of officer Raynor: “I love y’all, Black power, stay strong as a nation. Keep F—ing Fighting! Move F—ing forward! and don’t let these P—-y A– Pigs F— with you! I Love y’all, Black Power and Shalom.”
Wallace is still being held without bond at the Volusia County Jail, while Raynor remains in the hospital.