Former NFL player kills 5 in South Carolina before taking his own life, police confirm
CA, 09 Apr 2021
The gunman who purportedly killed five people including a prominent doctor in South Carolina was former NFL player Phillip Adams, who died by suicide early Thursday.
Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, and his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69, were pronounced dead at the scene along with grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5, the York County coroner’s office said. York County Sheriff, Kevin Tolson read a statement by the family on Thursday that in part said "our h
A man who had been working at the home, James Lewis, 38, from Gaston, was found shot to death outside, and a sixth person was hospitalized with “serious gunshot wounds,” York County Sheriff’s Office’s spokesperson Trent Faris said.
Lesslie had worked for decades as an emergency room doctor in Rock Hill, board-certified in both emergency medicine and occupational medicine and serving as emergency department medical director for nearly 15 years at Rock Hill General Hospital, according to his website.
York County Sheriff, Kevin Tolson read a statement by the family on Thursday that in part said "our hearts are bent towards forgiveness and peace."
Adams, 33, played in 78 NFL games over five seasons for six teams. A safety and special teams player from South Carolina State, he joined the 49ers in 2010 as a seventh-round draft pick.
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