Family Of Murdered Police Officer Sues Alleged Killer For $5 Million


The family of a Daytona Beach police officer who died nearly two months after a gunman shot him in the head while he was responding to a call has filed a $5 million lawsuit against his accused killer.

Daytona Beach Officer Jason Raynor, 26, was responding to a report of a suspicious incident at 133 Kingston Avenue on June 23 when a gunman shot him in the head just before 9 p.m., the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.

Officer Raynor checked out at the scene over his radio, but stopped responding to other units shortly thereafter, WJAX reported.

Additional officers raced to the scene and found the officer lying on the pavement with a gunshot wound to his head.

They rushed Officer Raynor to Halifax Health Medical Center and he was immediately taken into surgery.

He succumbed to his wounds on Aug. 17 at 8:09 p.m. while surrounded by his family, the Daytona Beach Police Department (DBPD) said in a statement.

After a large-scale manhunt that expanded into multiple states, the alleged gunman, 29-year-old Othal Wallace, was found on property belonging to a black paramilitary group in Georgia and taken into custody.


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