An off-duty Miami police officer fatally shot a man who was stabbing a woman Sunday morning in Miami Lakes, the head of the Miami police union told Local 10 News.
The fatal shooting happened about 7 a.m. on Northwest 64th Avenue.
Sgt. Javier Ortiz, president of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police, said the officer was coming home from his shift at the Miami Police Department when he intervened.
Ortiz said the officer has been on the job for less than a year.
"This officer is a hero," Ortiz said. "If he didn't take the action that he did, this woman would have died."
The woman who was stabbed was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center.
The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.