Rudy Eugene
he Miami "zombie" attack, in which cannibal Rudy Eugene attacked and gnawed off the face of homeless victim Ronald Poppo, shocked the nation not only for its gruesomeness, but also because of the sheer inexplicable nature of the attack. Although Eugene's mother maintained that her son was a "good kid" and no "zombie," his speckled past includes bouts of violence and drug possession and friends say he was "battling the devil." Miami Police

A 31-year-old man, identified as Rudy Eugene from Miami, was shot dead after he was caught chewing the face of another man on a downtown highway ramp that connects Miami with Miami Beach.

The deceased, nicknamed "Zombie," was completely naked when the police officers tried to stop him from biting the victim.

The witness, Larry Vega ,told WSVN-TV that Eugene was literally biting the face of another naked man and started howling at the police officers who tried to get him off the victim.

"The guy was, like, tearing him to pieces with his mouth, so I told him, 'Get off!"' Vega said according to CBS Miami reports.

"When the officer approached him, told him to stop, pointed a gun at him. He turned around and growled like a wild animal and kept eating at the man's face," Armando Aguilar of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police told  Local 10.

Vega said that finally the officers had to shoot Eugene as he was reluctant to leave the victim and kept on eating the face of the man, eventually leaving the officers to kill him in the encounter.

 "The guy just kept eating the other guy away, like, ripping his skin," he said.

"It was just a blob of blood," Vega told the daily. "You couldn't really see, it was just blood all over the place."

"It's going to take some time to forget. I never thought I would see someone else eating someone. It was really, really horrific," Vega said.

Eugene died on the spot, while the unidentified victim was immediately taken to Jackson Memorial Hospital.

The victim is reportedly in critical condition as 75 to 80 percent of his face is brutally injured.

According to the Associated Press, the surveillance camera from The Miami Herald building captured images of the men's legs lying next to each other after the shooting.