Crime

Police Shoot Man Who Attacked Ex-Girlfriend with Machete

Miami-Dade Police Officers reportedly fatally shot a man after he allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend and a male friend with a machete in Northwest Miami-Dade. The Police Department has yet to issue an official statement on the incident, but several startling details have emerged. 


NBCMiami reports that neighbors say the couple had a history of domestic dispute in the past, and that the female victim had went to a police station earlier in the morning to lodge a formal complaint against her boyfriend. 

The incensed man apparently showed up to her house, in the area of 181st Street and 54th Avenue, with a machete and started attacking her as well as a male friend who was also in the house. 

The man may have attempted to flee the house after the scene, but ended up being shot by a police officer. 

Both victims apparently sustained severe injuries, and at least one was airlifted to a hospital. 

The Miami Herald adds that someone's hand may have been severed in the attack. 

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Kyle Munzenrieder