Miami police have not confirmed the details of what happened next, but sources close to the investigation told CBS4 News that officers found one man gnawing on the face of another, in what one police source called the most gruesome thing heíd ever seen.
The fight was taking place at the causeway exit near the Miami Herald building, and amazed officers tried to stop it, ordering the man making a meal out of the other man to stop.
Armando Aguilar, who heads the local chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, said he has spoken with the officer who responded. Aguilar said the officer saw what the man was doing, and ordered him to stop. He said the man growled at the officer, and then returned to his meal.
Aguilar said the man ate his victimís nose and eyeballs.
The officer then used his service weapon and shot the man,
Aguilar said, but the gunshot had no effect.
Other sources confirmed that the man refused to obey, and continued his attack.
Aguilar said the officer had no choice but to keep shooting until the attacker was dead.