Family of slain ex-NFL player Ekom Udofia sues City of Phoenix for wrongful death in police shooting

Mar 13, 2022

Ekom Udofia was 33 years old and a former National Football League defensive lineman who had spiraled into mental illnesses and crisis on the streets of Phoenix.

He was shot and killed by Phoenix Police Department officers in November 2020. Udofia was carrying a BB gun at the time — which officers believed to be a handgun — and did not drop it after officers requested he do so, according to the lawsuit.

Source: Phoenix New Times
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