(CNN) — A manhunt is underway after a police officer was shot Wednesday in Daytona Beach, Florida, authorities stated.
“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 Daytona Beach Police Department stated in a tweet, which included an edited brief video of the encounter.
Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young stated in a information convention that the capturing occurred simply earlier than 9 p.m. as an officer was conducting what he described as a “proactive patrol.”
“Upon arrival, he contacted a coward that was sitting inside a 2016 Honda vehicle with a California tag on it. 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.
The officer is presently at a native hospital “in grave condition,” Young stated.
Police have recognized the suspect as Othal Wallace, 29, they usually described him as armed and harmful.
More than 500 officers have responded to the realm, the chief stated, and Wallace could also be in a “gray 2016 Honda HRV with a California tag.”
The suspect is believed to be a native resident, in keeping with Young, and expertise suggests the suspect could also be in the Deltona space, which is why Volusia County is being searched.
Deltona is situated about 30 miles from Daytona Beach.
“This entire county is on lockdown until we track this coward down,” Young stated.
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