Daytona Beach officer shot in the head opens eyes & speaks, Florida congressman says
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. / WESH — Jason Raynor, the Daytona Beach police officer that was shot in the head during a suspicious car investigation, is starting to open his eyes, Rep. Mike Waltz said in a tweet.
Raynor is also speaking, according to Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young.
The officer’s mother told Rep. Walz that she finally feels comfortable leaving the hospital for the first time in weeks, NBC affiliate WESH reported.
“Nothing short of a miracle,” Walz said in the tweet.
Othal Wallace is accused of shooting Raynor in the head in June, authorities said. Raynor was critically injured in the shooting.
Wallace had escaped custody and was hiding in a treehouse near Atlanta, officials said. Wallace has since been extradited back to Volusia County.
A judge found probable cause to have Wallace charged with attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.
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