Delbert "Demz" Rodriguez
By Davy V.
Less than 24 hours after thousands marched through Miami, Florida's Wynwood art district Friday to denounce the death of Israel "Reefa" Hernandez, a graffiti artist who was killed last year, by Miami Beach Police after being tasered, another grafiti artistic is dead, this time at the hands of Miami Police.
Friday night, just a few blocks from the protest march, undercover Miami Police officer Michael Cadavid, who is assigned to the MPD's gang unit, chased 21-year old Delbert "Demz" Rodriguez.
Cadavid then hit Rodriguez with his police cruiser, leaving the young man with serious head injuries.
Rodriguez was rushed to Miami's Jackson Memorial Hispital, where his family and friends stood vigil around him, as he lay in the intensive care unit.
Rodriguez died Monday from his injuries.
According to Miami Police, Rodriguez was hiding between two parked vehicles, then all of a sudden decided to leap in front of officer Cadavid's cruiser.
Police also said that officer Cadavid couldn't avoid hitting Rodriguez.