Video: Miami Police shoot naked man found eating another man’s face
Miami police have shot dead a naked man as he chewed on the face of another man police believe was homeless.
The incident happened at about 2 p.m. local time on Saturday near Miami’s busy Biscayne Boulevard, just south of The Miami Herald reported.
According to police sources, an officer saw a naked man eating another man’s face on the side on an off-ramp and shouted on his loud speaker for the attacker to back away.
The man refused police orders, which led a police officer to fire one shot. A witness reportedly said as many as six shots were fired.
“[Officers] attempted to separate them, there was some sort of confrontation,” Miami Police spokesman Willie Moreno told Local10.
Police have requested the surveillance video from the Miami Herald, which is adjacent to where the incident occurred.
CBS reported that the video showed a police officer arriving on the scene and apparently startled by the spectacle of two naked men lying on the street.
It appeared the officer drew his service weapon and shot one of the men, although it was difficult to tell in the video, CBS wrote.
Photographs taken from the Herald’s garage reportedly show the naked man lying dead at the scene.
According to CBS Miami, police sources said the victim had “virtually no face” and was unrecognizable.
He was taken to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.