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As 26-year-old Daytona Beach police officer Jason Raynor fights for his life after being shot in the head, the suspected shooter Othal Wallace was apprehended at a black nationalist militia camp. Wallace was reportedly hiding in a tree house on the Georgia property and was taken into custody without incident.
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
Othal Wallace has been captured! There will be a press conference at 5:00 am this morning. pic.twitter.com/jyI6nYI5Ud
— Daytona Beach Police (@DaytonaBchPD) June 26, 2021
— Dave Puglisi (@DavePuglisiTV) June 26, 2021
A Daytona Beach police officer was shot in the head Wednesday by a man identified by police as Othal Wallace. Wallace was arrested early Saturday in Georgia. Officer Jason Raynor continues his recovery.
The FBI put out a bulletin in the form of a wanted poster for Wallace on Friday night, but by 2:30 a.m. Saturday the suspect, identified by the FBI as Othal Toreyane Resheen Wallace, 29, alias “O-Zone,” was in custody.
Police Chief Jakari Young said at an early Saturday press conference that Wallace was captured while hiding in a tree house in Dekalb County, Georgia, east of Atlanta.
Wallace was found in a remote wooded area with multiple weapons, ammunition and body armor.
Young said Wallace was being held in Georgia on Saturday morning but would be returned to Volusia County, Florida, and held on a charged of attempted first-degree murder of a law enforcement officer.
Young had said said more than 500 officers from various agencies responded to help find Wallace. The reward for information leading to Wallace’s capture was raised Friday to $200,000.
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said investigators knew in the early evening Friday that the FBI had found Wallace, but officials had to wait for a federal search warrant to get on the property.
“It was just a matter of when they were going to serve it and what type of force they would be met with when they served it,” Chitwood said. “And thank God no other law enforcement officer and no other citizen was hurt and he will now face the consequences for his action.”
Wallace was cuffed using Officer Raynor’s handcuffs.
I guess Othal Wallace found out the men and women looking for him were Not F-ing Around. GREAT JOB!!!
EVERYONE please keep the prayers coming for Officer Jason Raynor.
(Pictured – Othal Wallace in Officer Raynor's handcuffs) pic.twitter.com/ZJVyzCSxVh
— Mike Chitwood (@SheriffChitwood) June 26, 2021
A Gofundme has been set up for Officer Raynor:
Many of you have reached out to us about providing some form of assistance to Officer Jason Raynor and his family during this difficult time.
— Daytona Beach Police (@DaytonaBchPD) June 25, 2021
Wallace reportedly pulled the power cord on Officer Raynor’s bodycam seconds before shooting him in the head.
The Daytona Beach Police released this video of suspect 29-year-old Othal Wallace. Investigators say he shot an officer in the head. The condition of the officer is not known. pic.twitter.com/qKbOOxVRmP
— Dave Bondy (@DaveBondyTV) June 24, 2021
According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, Wallace has a history of domestic violence reports and was known from his social media posts to be associated with black nationalist militant group the Not F—ing Around Coalition (NFAC).
Young said a search revealed a cache of weaponry thought to belong to Wallace in an apartment near the shooting, including at least three ballistic vests, a rifle, a semi-automatic handgun, multiple high-capacity magazines, and a large quantity of rifle rounds.
Wallace has a criminal record that included domestic battery incidents and one case in which he was accused of wielding a gun to threaten a woman. He has served time in the the Volusia County jail but had not been sent to any Florida State Prison, according to online records.
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said Wallace was ready to shoot any cop. He was known to affiliate with a Black militia group known as NFAC.
On an Instagram believed to belong to Wallace, an eerie message was posted June 7: “1 Day I Will Take Great Pride And Honor In Getting Me Some Pigs Blood On My Hands And Boots,” it reads. “I Pray Against My Enemy And Wish Death To All Who Are Oppressive To The Black Culture… Black Power !!”
According to a separate Daytona Beach News-Journal report, the NFAC’s leader has advocated for the killing of police officers and their families on YouTube.
Before suspect Othal “O-Zone” Wallace shot Daytona Beach Police Officer Jason Raynor, Wallace pulled the power cord on the officer’s body camera, according to Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood.
The move, Chitwood said in an interview Saturday, is just one of the tactics taught by the NFAC, the Not F—ing Around Coalition, a Black nationalist militia that has made its presence known at marches across the South starting in 2020.
. . . . NFAC’s leader, meanwhile, has been indicted for pointing an assault-style weapon at several federal officers at a protest in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sept. 4, 2020. According to a criminal complaint, John F. Johnson — aka Grand Master Jay — also took to YouTube to urge NFAC members to attack and kill law enforcement and their families. Johnson urged members to dismantle the body cameras of police they intended to assault.
In an interview with NBC’s Morgan Radford last March, Johnson said the NFAC was growing “by leaps and bounds.” He said its goals are self-defense and to create a Black ethnostate.
“The NFAC was born out of the last four years under the Trump administration. The deterioration of racial relations in this country,” he said. “It means that you are preparing yourself to defend yourself. “
He called violence a “last option,” but added the United States was built on violence as an option.
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