Orlando officers attacked while breaking up downtown bar fight, police say

ORLANDO, Fla. — Orlando police said a man has been charged with attempted murder after one of their officers was attacked while breaking up a bar fight on Saturday night.

Police responded to the night club SHOTS Orlando on East Pine Street at around 11:30 p.m. after reports of a fight.

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Orlando police were attempting to break up a fight between several people when Khareem Calderon attacked one of the officers, police said.

Calderon picked up a retractable post used to designate where people should form a line and hit Officer Guevara over the head.

According to an arrest report, Calderon swung the post over his head with both arms as he struck the officer.

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Both officers were wearing police uniforms during the incident, officials said.

Officers said a bouncer at the night club grabbed Calderon after he struck the officer.

The second Orlando officer also said he was also struck in the head during the incident.

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Guevara was taken to a hospital for treatment and is expected to recover.

Officer said Guevara received a long and deep slash to the top of his head in the attack.

Officers said Calderon is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and attempted murder of a law enforcement officer.

Calderon was initially given bond in the amount of $15,000 but later revoked by the judge for violation of a 2019 pre-trial release agreement.