Police responded to a call on Saturday around 2 p.m. due to reports of two men fighting in a bike path at the Biscayne Boulevard exit ramp. The incident happened close to the Miami Herald’s parking garage.
According to reports, the officer who arrived at the scene saw a naked man eating another mans face.
When the officer told the man to back away the man ignored the order and continued attacking the victim. The officer then shot the naked man.
After the attacker was shot, he continued to eat the man’s face which forced the officer to continue firing at him.
According to witnesses, they heard at least a half dozen shots that were fired.
CBS Miami reported that the victim was unrecognizable and that the man had “virtually no face.”
The victim was taken to the Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
One police officer said it was the most gruesome scene that they ever encountered.
According to the Herald, police believe that the victim may have been homeless and his attacker was suffering from “cocaine psychosis.”