It’s a tragic turn of events for 20-year-old Orlando chef Johnny Brummit.
Brummit was in Washington, D.C only three months ago to speak on the one-year-anniversary of President Trump's Pledge to America’s Workers, a program that encourages companies to invest in its employees through education and training.
Sitting next to President Trump and Ivanka Trump, Brummit told the story of how local nonprofit Second Harvest Food Bank helped train him to prepare food, which ultimately helped land him a job at The Aloft Hotel in downtown Orlando.
Brummit’s work life is now on hold as he sits in the Orange County Jail on no bond after a violent encounter last week with a bus station security guard.
Orange County Deputies say Brummit was with a girlfriend when she had a dispute.
The security guard stepped in to stop it.
Brummit and the girlfriend left and got her step-father, 43-year-old James E. Hird, Jr., who ended up shooting the security guard several times, causing serious injury.
For his role in the attack, Johnny Brummit is facing a charge of attempted first degree murder.
Here's video of Brummit speaking at the White House: