Naked man in Miami fatally shot while eating the face of another man

The Huffington Post reports that the naked man who was fatally shot by Miami Police on Saturday, May 26 (LA time), as he chewed another man’s face has been identified as Rudy Eugene, 31, a resident of North Miami Beach.

 

The Huffington Post reports that the naked man who was fatally shot by Miami Police on Saturday, May 26 (LA time), as he chewed another man’s face has been identified as Rudy Eugene, 31, a resident of North Miami Beach. According to the report, "an eyewitness named Larry Vega, who was riding his bike  said he flagged down a police officer after coming across Eugene, stark naked, chewing another man’s face." Eugene has a long record of criminal offenses.

 

The report noted that "the police officer yelled at Eugene to back away, the naked man merely raised his head ’with pieces of flesh in his mouth,’ growled, and began chewing again." The report went on to reveal: "The officer reportedly then shot Eugene once, but Eugene still continued to attack the man’s face, prompting the officer to shoot multiple times until he was dead. The shooting and its aftermath were captured on surveillance video from the Miami Herald’s parking garage, but police are still trying to piece together details and are asking witnesses to come forward."

 

The Miami Herald, which was quoted in The Huffington Post news feed, revealed: "Police say Eugene may have been suffering from a drug-induced psychosis which causes the body to heat up, prompting some users to remove their clothes in an effort to cool down." Eugene’s victim, who’s been identified as a homeless man named Ronald Poppo, 65. The victim is said to be in critical condition at Miami’s Jackson Memorial Hospital.

 

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