Surveillance video of naked man trying to eat another man's face getting shot

Perp is Rudy Eugene, victim is Ronald Poppo.

Surveillance video of MacArthur Causeway shooting

One man is dead and another hospitalized after a bizarre assault off Miami’s MacArthur Causeway reportedly forced a police officer to open fire.
City of Miami police say the incident began Saturday afternoon about 2 p.m. when an officer responded to reports of 2 men fighting in the bike path of the Biscayne Boulevard exit ramp, alongside the Miami Herald’s parking garage. There, according to the Herald, the officer observed a naked man eating another man’s face:
The officer…approached and saw that the naked man was actually chewing the other man’s head, according to witnesses. The officer ordered the naked man to back away, and when he continued the assault, the officer shot him.

The attacker continued to eat the man, despite being shot, forcing the officer to continue firing. Witnesses said they heard at least a half dozen shots.
According to CBS Miami, police sources said the victim had “virtually no face” and was unrecognizable.
View surveillance video of the shooting below. (May not be suitable for all viewers.)
“[Officers] attempted to separate them, there was some sort of confrontation,” Miami Police spokesman Willie Moreno told Local10.
Photographs taken from the Herald’s garage show the naked man lying dead at the scene. Police said his victim was transported to Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Officials have yet to identify the officer involved, the deceased, or the victim. The incident snarled traffic on the causeway for hours during busy Memorial Day weekend as multiple lanes of vehicles were routed around the crime scene.
UPDATE, 5/27: While Miami Police remain tight-lipped about the incident, investigators are asking witnesses to contact authorities. The Herald reports detectives believe the victim may have been homeless and the naked man suffering from “cocaine psychosis,” which could have prompted him to remove his clothing.

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33 COMMENTS

  1. Wait…do people…do people actually think this guy was high on marijuana? You are wrongly mistaken. Weed does not make you do this. Sure you get hungry…for fuckin pizza not human flesh.

  2. He was on BathSalt that shit is like PCP (which also had a man eat his friend) cocaine and meth put together, people who take it become angry and go on a rage, and people say that it makes you a bit stronger

  3. I just need to inform everybody that marijuana is one of the safest substances out there. Tobacco kills more than 5 million a year, and alcohol at 2.5 million a year. Marijuana kills an outstanding number of 0. Look up the facts my friends.

  4. Only tested positive for marijuana use from toxicology test. No trace of bath salts or other known street drugs. No trace of prescription meds.

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