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A Miami police officer fatally shot a naked man who was chewing on the face of another man on a downtown causeway off-ramp, police and witnesses said.
The Miami Herald reports that gunshots were heard at about 2pm on Saturday on the MacArthur Causeway off-ramp, which is near the newspaper's offices.
Witnesses said that a woman saw two men fighting and flagged down a police officer, who came upon a naked man mauling the other man.
The newspaper quoted witnesses as saying that the officer ordered the naked man to back away, and when he ignored the demand, the officer shot him.
Witnesses said that the naked man continued his attack after being shot once, and the officer shot him several more times.
Police said the other man was transported to Jackson Memorial Hospital Ryder Trauma Centre. The newspaper said he had suffered critical injuries.
The police department confirmed in a news release that there was an officer-related shooting, but did not include many details provided by witnesses to the newspaper.
A police spokesman couldn't be reached for comment by The Associated Press.
The police news release said the identities of the two men were not known. - Sapa-AP