A manhunt for a suspect was in progress in Florida on Wednesday night after a cop was shot in the head while on the job, as per reports.
The injured Daytona Beach official was raced into a medical procedure in basic condition, reports said.
Police looked for the suspect, distinguished as Othal Wallace, 29, who was considered “equipped and hazardous,” the Volusia County Sheriff’s Department said in a delivery.
The official was found on the ground with a gunfire twisted after he’d quit reacting to his radio while exploring a dubious occurrence nearby, WKMG-TV of Orlando revealed.
Daytona Police Chief Jakari Young considered the suspect a “quitter” in a late-night press preparation and said the speculate took shots at the official after he began talking with him.
“Eventually, the speculate turns and shoots my official one time in the head,” Young told journalists. He said the official is in “grave” condition.
He added that in excess of 500 officials have reacted and the province is on lockdown until we “find this weakling.”
“No adjustment of the situation with my saint who was shot in the line of obligation last evening,” Young tweeted early Thursday. “He’s battling while we all are asking. The manhunt proceeds for the weakling answerable for this…..”
Footage from the officer’s body camera released by authorities showed the officer approach the suspect who was sitting in his car, asking him if he lives near where he’s parked. The officer asks the suspect to sit back in the car as he starts to get out.
“Come on man, don’t do this. Why are you asking me if I live here?” the suspect asks. The suspect struggles with the officer who can be heard shouting, “Stop! Stop, man!” before a shot rings out.
“Please keep the @DaytonaBchPDofficer and family in your prayers,” Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood tweeted along with a photo of the suspect driving away in a Honda HRV.
A $100,000 reward was being offered for information leading to Wallace’s capture and parts of Interstates 4 and 95 were shut down to prevent his escape, according to WKMG.