The chilling episode has been caught on CCTV, which began by showing two naked males seen lying together beneath a Miami motorway underpass until police were called to the scene.
Witnessing the gruesome attack, the attending officer demanded the man to stop what he was doing. Instead he continued, leaving the officer with no choice but to shoot the aggressor in the hope it would end the attack.
Shockingly the man continued to chew on his victim until six more shots were fired, finally killing the attacker.
The victim is now lying critically injured in a nearby hospital.
“I stopped a City of Miami police officer and informed him that a homeless man was killing another person by biting and ripping his face to death,” Witness Larry Vega told Local 10. “The police officer confronted the aggressor, and he was like a rabid dog and confronted the officer. Then the officer shot the person four times,’ he continued.
The identities of both males remain anonymous.
No weapons were found at the incident leading police to assume the attacker used his own strength to detain the victim. Sergeant Altarr William told The Miami Herald, ”There are other ways to injure people, some people know martial arts, others are very strong and can kill you with their hands.”
Though there is no evidence yet to prove this, police have also stated they think the attacker was likely suffering from a ‘cocaine psychosis’, side effects from the drug which raise the body’s temperature and prompts the individual to strip.
The officer who fired the shots “is a hero and saved a life” according to police spokesperson Javier Ortiz.
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