S.F. man’s LSD-fueled rampage only ends after cops shoot him

A San Francisco man’s violent LSD-fueled rampage involving him stabbing and running over people ended when police shot him several times on July 4 in Bodega Bay, Calif.

Betai Koffi, 32, is charged with two counts of attempted murder, three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and one count of carjacking.

Koffi and five longtime friends were staying at a rental home in Bodega Bay to celebrate Independence Day when he took 2 doses of LSD on Thursday morning, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.

He allegedly became “delusional” around 3 p.m. as his friend struggled to keep him calm. Between 4 and 5 p.m., Koffi took two more doses of LSD and then tried to leave the home around 8 p.m. as his friends tried to stop him.

He punched a woman in the chest, stabbed a man with a pencil, choked a man and punched another man in the face before leaving the home. He tried to leave in the group’s rental car, but hit another car parked behind them while backing up. He then put it in drive and tried to run over one of the men in the home as he drove the car into the garage, lodging it into the house.

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Refugees living in apartments near the corner of State and Wyle streets in Boise, Idaho were reported to be among the nine stabbing victims on Saturday, June 30, 2018. Many families in the area were awaiting information as Boise police investigated the crime scene. The call to police was made at 8:46 p.m. All nine victims were transported to the hospital and police apprehended a suspect at gunpoint soon after the incident. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman/TNS via Getty Images)
Timmy Kinner, 30, suspect in the stabbing in an apartment complex on Saturday night is seen in this Ada County Sheriff's Office booking photo in Boise, Idaho, U.S. on July 1, 2018. Courtesy Ada County Sheriff's Office/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY.
Timmy Kinner, 30, appears before 4th District Magistrate Judge Russell Comstock with a public defender Tuesday, July 2, 2108 at the Ada County Courthouse in Boise, Idaho. Kinner was arrested Saturday night after allegedly stabbing nine people at a 3-year-old girl's birthday party with her refugee family. One victim was reported to have died from injuries. Six of the victims were children. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman/TNS via Getty Images)
Boise Police Chief Bill Bones, at a news conference Saturday night, provides information about a multiple stabbing crime at the Wyle Street Station Apartments off State Street in Boise, Idaho on Saturday, June 30, 2018. A call to police was made at 8:46 p.m. All nine victims were transported to the hospital and police apprehended a suspect soon after the incident. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman/TNS via Getty Images)
Timmy Kinner, 30, appears before 4th District Magistrate Judge Russell Comstock with a public defender Tuesday, July 2, 2108 at the Ada County Courthouse in Boise, Idaho. Kinner was arrested Saturday night after allegedly stabbing nine people at a 3-year-old girl's birthday party with her refugee family. One victim was reported to have died from injuries. Six of the victims were children. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman/TNS via Getty Images)
Imam Asaad Alassadi offers a prayer during a service Sunday evening at the Imam Hussain Islamic Center. He called Boise 'very welcoming' for refugees and said Saturday night's attack doesn't change that. 'We are going to keep building this city because we are part of this city.' (John Sowell/Idaho Statesman/TNS via Getty Images)
Timmy Kinner, 30, appears before 4th District Magistrate Judge Russell Comstock with a public defender Tuesday, July 2, 2108 at the Ada County Courthouse in Boise, Idaho. Kinner was arrested Saturday night after allegedly stabbing nine people at a 3-year-old girl's birthday party with her refugee family. One victim was reported to have died from injuries. Six of the victims were children. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman/TNS via Getty Images)
Boise police investigate at a crime scene near the corner of State and Wyle streets in Boise, Idaho just before 11 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, 2018. During a news conference, Police Chief Bill Bones reported nine stabbing victims of diverse ages were reported at the scene. The call to police was made at 8:46 p.m. He said all nine victims were transported to the hospital and police apprehended a suspect at gunpoint soon after the incident. (Darin Oswald/Idaho Statesman/TNS via Getty Images)
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Koffi then got out of the car and an down the street where he was confronted by a security guard. Koffi picked up a landscape light and stabbed the guard in the chest with the sharp end, knocking him to the ground. The man stole the security guard’s truck, which was unlocked and running, and fled.

He drove towards a man and woman walking on the road, “violently” striking the woman and injuring her. He also hit the man’s arm. He then veered off the road towards another man and woman walking on a bluff. He hit the woman with the truck and caused “significant injuries.”

Koffi drove off the road, hit a wall and entered a yard and drove back onto the road where he was met by sheriff’s deputies. He turned the truck and drove directly towards officers. A deputy fired several rounds at Koffi as he continued to accelerate and drove into the officer’s car. The officer shot several more rounds and was able to subdue Koffi and take him into custody until paramedics arrived.

He was hit “at least three times” through the windshield, deputies said.

Koffi suffered major injuries and was airlifted to a local hospital in critical condition. The first woman he hit with the truck was also airlifted, but is expected to survive. The security guard and second woman hit with the truck were taken to the hospital by ambulance and are expected to survive. Koffi’s friends at the rental home treated their own injuries and didn’t require hospitalization.

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