ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando police officers were at a staffing business Tuesday after a man attacked two employees there with a machete. One of the employees took out a gun and shot the attacker, according to officers.
Police said it happened before 9:30 a.m. at Staff Zone on Old Winter Garden Road. The business is a day labor office and offers short-term employment.
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Records show 31-year-old Oraine Mitchell Grant came into the business seemingly upset with a large knife, later identified as a machete. Grant argued with a woman and a man who worked there, then went to stab the employees, investigators said. Officers said as Grant was trying to lunge at the employees, one of the workers shot him.
After the shooting, Grant ran off on foot, according to authorities.
Orlando police said they eventually found Grant with a gunshot wound and took him into custody.
He’s facing charges of attempted felony homicide, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, burglary with a battery therein and resisting an officer without violence.
Officers said both workers were taken to a nearby hospital with lacerations and are expected to be OK.