ORLANDO, Fla. – A 22-year-old woman was arrested Thursday in connection with a double stabbing at a Wawa in Orlando that apparently stemmed from a road rage incident, police said.
The double stabbing happened around 2:30 a.m. at the Wawa at 4100 E Colonial Drive near the Fashion Square Mall.
According to a police report, a witness who saw the attack said the victim was standing outside of her car when a woman identified as Shenarria Leshay Williams ran up and approached her with what looked like a kitchen butcher knife.
Williams stabbed the woman multiple times until she fell to the ground and the victim’s friend intervened to try to stop the assault, records show.
The victim’s friend carried her to a vehicle so she could be driven to the hospital, but they pulled over at a nearby business to meet with police and point out Williams’ vehicle, according to authorities.
Police said as they were approaching Williams at the Wawa, they heard someone saying “Go, go” before they drove off. A traffic stop was conducted and Williams and another woman were detained.
According to the report, Williams had her shirt pulled up in an attempt to conceal her clothing and when an officer told her to pull it down since she was exposing her breasts in public, it became obvious that Williams had blood stains on her shirt.
The other woman was seen wiping blood from her hands, authorities said. Witnesses said that woman was not involved in the altercation but was just “standing by.”
Williams was arrested on charges of attempted first-degree murder with a weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The victims were taken to Orlando Regional Medical Center with lacerations. Both are expected to survive, police said.
Williams was arrested, but authorities didn’t say if the other person who was detained was released from police custody.
The report did not provide details on the road-rage incident that occurred before the attack.
Rome France said he witnessed the double stabbing.
“That was really brutal because (one of the victims took) a knife to the abdomen. I was like, ‘Oh, my goodness,‘” France said.
An investigation is ongoing.
No other details have been released.