"Please! Please! Do not make me shoot you!"
Officials have released video of the deadly shooting incident involving ex-NFL player Ekom Udofia -- which shows officers begging him to drop his weapon before ultimately opening fire.
33-year-old Udofia was a defensive lineman who had a short stint with the Cincinnati Bengals and New Orleans Saints after leaving Stanford in 2009.
But, on Nov. 30, 2020 ... Udofia was shot and killed by Phoenix PD officers after they responded to reports of a possibly armed man messing with cars around 2 AM.
The video of the standoff was captured on body cam by the responding officers -- and has now been released to the public in a video presentation produced and distributed by the police.
WARNING: THE VIDEO OF THE INCIDENT IS GRAPHIC AND DISTURBING.
When the video starts, you can see and hear officers screaming at the top of their lungs at Udofia to drop what appears to be a handgun.
At one point, one of the officers begins to beg Udofia to comply -- but to no avail.
"Please drop the gun, dude! Please!" one officer screamed at Udofia. "Drop the gun, man! Please! Please! Do not make me shoot you!"
Udofia did not comply with the officers' orders ... and that's when one of the cops unloaded several rounds into the man's body.
The scene, though, didn't stop there ... because officers still could not get Udofia -- who a 911 caller said appeared to be under the influence of drugs -- to drop the weapon.
As officers begged and pleaded with Udofia to separate himself from the weapon ... cops fired less-than-lethal rounds at his body.
Suddenly, though, the 33-year-old appeared to get up and point the weapon at officers ... and that's when police fired more live bullets into the former football player.
In video of the scene, you can see cops then used pepper balls and even a police dog to ultimately get Udofia away from the weapon.
Officers were able to finally subdue Udofia several minutes after the initial shooting ... but they say he passed away from his injuries after he was transported to a local hospital.
Cops say the gun Udofia was using was eventually identified as a BB gun.
The Phoenix Police Dept. says no officers were injured in the incident ... and they've now launched an internal investigation.