DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Authorities are searching for a suspect after a Florida police officer was shot and seriously wounded.
Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young told reporters at a news conference that the 26-year-old officer was in critical condition after he was shot in the head.
The officer's name was not immediately released. Authorities named the wanted suspect as 29-year-old Othal Wallace.
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Young said the officer approached Wallace Wednesday night as he sat in a gray Honda HR-V and was shot while "escorting him out of the car."
A $100,000 reward is being offered for Wallace's capture.