RICHMOND (CBS SF) — A Richmond homicide investigation has taken a gruesome turn — detectives believe the suspect was attempting to eat his dead grandmother’s body.

Richmond police spokesman Sgt. Aaron Pomeroy said it all began around 2:10 p.m. Monday with a call reporting a woman on the ground bleeding and a man standing near her at a residence on the 1200 block of Club Court.

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Stunned officers found 37-year-old Dwayne Wallick standing over 90-year-old Ruby Wallick, his grandmother, digging into her flesh and attempting to eat the remains.

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Wallick was ordered to stop, but he ignored the officers and continued what he was doing, police said.

Officers used a Taser stun gun to partially subdue Dwayne Wallick before a physical altercation was required to handcuff him. Paramedics
declared Ruby Wallick dead at the scene.

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Dwayne Wallick was taken to a hospital for a physical health evaluation, according to Pomeroy. He will be booked into the Martinez Detention Facility once he is released from the hospital.