Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Miami Police Officer Kills Man Over Biting, Ripping Off And Eating A Victims Face In Public

(L-R) Rudy Eugene and Ronald Poppo

Victim had most of his face chewed off by deranged attacker.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 30, 2012

Miami - On Saturday, a Miami police officer shot and killed Rudy Eugene, 31, after failing to stop biting and chewing off the face of Ronald Poppo, 65, according to police. Poppo had most of his face chewed off to the bone by Eugene. Poppo's upper forehead skin and meat was missing all the way to the bone, had no nose, no mouth and only had partial skin left on the lower chin.
The gruesome incident happened near the Miami Herald newspaper. Surveillance video from the newspaper captured images when the officer shot and killed Eugene. The officer was passing by when a witness flagged him down to stop. The officer ordered Eugene to stop chewing on the victim's face. But Eugene just looked up at the officer and growled and then continued to chew off Poppo's face.
The officer shot Eugene once, but failed to stop. He then fired a second shot fatally wounding the attacker. The officer had alternative, but to kill Eugene, according to police.
Both Eugene and Poppo were naked and the incident occured along highway stretch during the afternoon.
Police have not figured out a motive that triggered Eugene to attack Poppo in a grotesque manner and to have his skin ripped off and eaten by the suspect.
Poppo is considered a homeless man. He was hospitalized after losing large amounts of blood, according to police.

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