And the new details this morning about a deadly police involved shooting on the McArthur Causeway. The investigation Saturday tight up beach traffic for hours. Now witnesses are beginning to come forward with what they saw happened, and we should warn you some of the details are gruesome. LOCAL10's Carlos Suarez has our update.
The MiamiHerald is reporting something that a LOCAL10 viewer told us yesterday that when officers pulled up to the westbound off-ramp of the McArthur Causeway, they found one man growling, chewing the face of another. When that officer ordered him to back off, and he didn't, they open fire. The drama unfolded just off the McArthur Causeway near Biscayne Boulevard Saturday afternoon. A frantic caller dialed 911, saying two man were fighting dangerously close to traffic near the off-ramp.
With that fight we saw above, we have no idea at this point.
Minutes later, a Miami police officer pulled up to the scene.
(We) Intended to ugh, separate them ugh, prolly there were say, some sort of confrontation. And during this confrontation, something occurred that cause the officer to discharge his weapon.
The bloodshed unfolded at the heart of Memorial Day weekend on a busy structure of roadway.
Pretty hectic to have everybody honking and yelling.
Drivers sat still in their cars under the sweltering sun for hours.
I saw apparently he was about ugh, maybe a six foot male that was ugh, covered up right next to a blue tarp area. And they head off, proceed to cover that up as I started to zoom in.
On an ugly scene played out near the heart of holiday weekend across the Causeway in Miami Beach.
A viewer who claimed to have witnessed the shooting wrote on a LOCAL10 website quote: "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. The police officer confronted the aggressor and he was like rabid dog and confronted the officer. Then the officer shot the person four times."
Now the other man involved in all of this, he remains in the hospital with serious wounds to the face. Miami Fire Rescue tells us that when paramedics arrived at the scene, he was having trouble breathing. The names of the pair had not been released. Reporting in Miami. I'm Carlos Suarez. LOCAL10 NEWS.