Daytona Beach, Florida – As Daytona Beach OfficerJason Raynor continues to fight for his life, the search continues for the suspect that shot him on Wednesday night. Chief Jakari Young said that Raynor was conducting “proactive patrol” when he encountered 29 year-old Othal Wallace. Wallace was sitting in a 2016 Honda vehicle with a California tag on it. As Wallace was being escorted out of the car, the suspect turned and shot him in the head according to Young. Heavy reports that Wallace recently marched With the Not Fucking Around Coalition (NFAC) in Louisville and Tulsa. NFAC is is a black nationalist paramilitary organization that advocates for black liberation and separatism.
THREAD (1 OF 2): 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 man we're looking for is located in the video below. His name is Othal Wallace. He's 29 years old. pic.twitter.com/hYHNqVLg8C
— Daytona Beach Police (@DaytonaBchPD) June 24, 2021
Heavy reports that Wallace recently marched With the Not Fucking Around Coalition (NFAC) in Louisville and Tulsa. NFAC is is a black nationalist paramilitary organization that advocates for black liberation and separatism.
In social media posts leading up to Wednesday’s shooting, the suspect identified himself as a part of the New Black Panther Party for Self Defense. The Southern Poverty Law Center calls the group, “bigoted, anti-white, antisemitic Black Nationalist group that preaches hate toward the LGBT and Jewish communities.”
Oren Segal with the Anti-Defamation League told WFTV that the group has “a long history of promoting not just anti-white bigotry but explicitly anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry.”
Wallace posted photographs from a Tulsa March earlier this month on Black Wall Street. The New Black Panther Party for Self Defense was present at that march and a group was filmed telling a large crowd to “kill everything white in sight.”
President Biden spoke just days after that March in Tulsa and called “white supremacy” our most dangerous threat.