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Pro NFL player Phillip Adams, 33, reportedly killed five people and then himself in North Carolina.

Adams killed himself in the early hours Thursday April 8 with a .45 caliber weapon.

York County Sheriff spokesman Trent Faris said the suspect “lives on the same road” and according to a tweet, he was found “in a nearby house.”

Faris said early Thursday that deputies were called around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday to the Lesslies’ home, and spent hours searching for the suspect before finding him in a nearby home.

The York County coroner’s office said Lesslie, 70, and his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69, were pronounced dead at the scene along with grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5.

Dr Robert Lesslie was well known in the Rock Hill, South Carolina area for emergency medicine and ER work.

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.

Adams, 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.

Read our Rock Hill South Carolina live blog below for the very latest news and updates

  • SIXTH SHOOTING VICTIM IDENTIFIED AS ROBERT SHOOK, CURRENTLY IN ‘CRITICAL CONDITION’

    The sole survivor of Wednesday’s mass shooting that killed five others in York County, South Carolina, has been named as Robert Shook.

    Shook, a father-of-three, had been working on the Lesslie family’s air conditioning unit on the exterior of the home with his colleague, James Lewis, when Adams’ rampage began.

    Lewis was shot fatally in the incident, but Shook survived, calling his bosses at Gaston Sheet Metal Services, telling them he’d been shot and that they needed to call police.

    He was taken to hospital with serious injuries before undergoing multiple surgeries to help stop the bleeding.

    Police said he is in a “very critical condition”, and currently fighting for his life.

    “He is a hard-working man who put himself through school to become a certified heating and air service worker, to provide for his family,” Shook’s cousin, Heather Michele, told WBTV. “He is just a wonderful, wonderful man.”

    Robert Shook pictured
    Robert Shook picturedCredit: Handout
  • VICTIMS FAMILIES: ‘WE ARE IN THE MIDST OF THE UNIMAGINABLE’

    York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson read a statement from the families of some of the victims of Wednesday’s mass shooting, in a press conference on Thursday.

    “We are truly in the midst of the unimaginable,” relatives of the Lesslie family said in the statement.

    “While we know there are no answers that will satisfy the question ‘why,’ we are sure of one thing: we do not grieve as those without hope.

    “Our hope is found in the promise of Jesus Christ and we are enveloped by peace that surpasses all understanding. To that end, our hearts are bent towards forgiveness and peace, toward love and connectedness, toward celebration and unity.”

    Tolson told the media the family’s words were “more powerful” than anything that could be reported about the tragic case.

    Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, his wife Barbara, 69, and their grandchildren, Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5, are shown above
    Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, his wife Barbara, 69, and their grandchildren, Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5, are shown aboveCredit: Facebook
  • PHILLIP ADAMS’ MOTIVE UNCLEAR

    The York County Sheriff’s Department said Thursday they have not yet been able to determine a motive in the mass shooting carried out by Adams, which left five dead and one in a critical conditon.

    “There’s nothing right now that makes sense to any of us,” said York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson.

    Tolson added that his department currently has more questions about the case than the media does.

    “We are working hard to provide some answers. Obviously, one answer is why. That is a question that we are probing as we speak with numerous investigators,” he said.

    “We hope to be able to get to those answers and provide some why to the family, most importantly.”

    Then-San Francisco 49ers cornerback Phillip Adams is attended to after injuring his left leg during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in 2010
    Then-San Francisco 49ers cornerback Phillip Adams is attended to after injuring his left leg during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in 2010Credit: AP:Associated Press
  • LISTEN: SHERIFF DEPUTIES PLAY 911 CALLS REPORTING THE SHOOTING

    York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson played 911 calls his department received yesterday, alerting authorities to the shooting.

    In one of the calls, a witness tells dispatchers they heard at least 20 gun shots ring out.

    Listen below, here:

    Phillip Adams shooting 911 calls reveal moment NFL pro ‘killed doc and family after breaking into home and firing 20 shots’
  • PHILLIP ADAMS USED TWO GUNS IN THE MASS SHOOTING

    During a press conference on Thursday afternoon, York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson revealed that Adams’ used two guns to shoot dead Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife, two of their grandchildren and a maintenance worker.

    Tolson told the media that .45 caliber handgun and a 9mm handgun were both used to carry out the mass killing.

    Police have so far declined to confirm how many shots were fired in total, though a witness described hearing “at least 20” in a recording of a 911 call played out during the news conference.

    Each of the victims suffered multiple gun shot wounds.

    A sixth victim, a second maintenance worker, was also shot. However, they survived and police say they’re currently in a “very critical” condition in hospital.

  • DR. ROBERT LESSLIE, HIS WIFE AND GRANDCHILDREN ‘FOUND DEAD IN BACK ROOM’

    In a press conference on Thursday afternoon, the York County Sheriff’s Office provided updates on Wednesday’s mass shooting, carried out by Phillip Adams.

    Sherriff Kevin Tolson told the media that deputies from his department responded to the scene of the mass shooting eight minutes after the first of several 911 calls were made.

    Police encountered James Lewis, a technician, and a second victim outside the home.

    Once inside, officers found Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, his wife Barbara, 69, and their grandchildren, Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5, all dead with gunshot wounds in a “back room” of the home.

    Sheriff Kevin Tolson seen above
    Sheriff Kevin Tolson seen aboveCredit: Twitter
  • ‘PASSED INTO GLORY’

    Doctor Robert Lesslie, 70, died alongside his wife Barbara Lesslie, 69 and grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5 on Wednesday.

    A note was published onto the doctor’s Facebook page following the news of his death, providing “words that he recently wrote” before he “passed into glory.” 

    “One day, when I depart this body and find myself in the presence of the Lord, my time, however it will be measured, will be filled with the praises and wonder of Jesus,” the note reads.

    “I know that I will once again be able to hug my mother and walk and talk with my father. There are a lot of people I want to see as well – family and friends, grandparents, some of whom I never met on this side.”

  • DOES ADAMS HAVE A CRIMINAL RECORD?

    Adams has had earlier run-ins with authorities prior to the Rock Hill shooting.

    He was charged with simple assault and battery in 2009, and was acquitted of the charge in a bench trial, according to South Carolina court records.

    He was also convicted of several York County traffic charges, including driving under suspension and failure to maintain proof of insurance.

  • WHO WAS JAMES LEWIS

    James Lewis is a 38-year-old man from Gaston, South Carolina, who was killed in a mass shooting.

    He was found dead outside the family home in which he worked.

    Lewis was reportedly shot by former NFL player Adam Philips, along with four other victims.

    The York County coroner’s office says 70-year-old Dr. Robert Lesslie and his wife 69-year-old Barbara Lesslie were pronounced dead at the scene along with their grandchildren 9-year-old Adah Lesslie and 5-year-old Noah Lesslie

  • MAPPING IT OUT

    Five people, including two children, were fatally shot by the suspect, and a sixth suffered “serious” wounds.

    The York County coroner’s office said 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.

    A fifth victim, James Lewis, 38, was found dead outside.

    Authorities said he had been working at the home when he was shot.

  • PHILLIP ADAMS’ MOTHER WAS INVOLVED IN HORRIFIC CAR WRECK in 2009 THAT LEFT HER SEVERELY DISABLED

    Phillip Adams’ mother, Phyllis Paden Adams, was involved in a horrific car accident in 2009 that left her profoundly disabled and wheelchair-bound.

    At South Carolina State University at the time, Adams was delivered the news the day before a key match by his roommate, SCS linebacker David Erby.

    “David Erby called me, and said my dad was trying to call me, that he couldn’t get in contact with me,” Adams recounted for local media at the time. “He told me my mom had been in an accident.”

    Adams said he arrived at the hospital to find his mother in good spirits, despite her severe injuries. The pair prayed together, and she told her son she wanted him to play in the match the following day.

    In the months that followed, watching his mother undergo rehab and work her way from a bed to an electric wheelchair, Adams said his mom inspired him to continue to work hard towards his NFL dream.

    “[My mother] is my motivation,” he said back in 2010. “We can look through life, and you go through adversity. This is one of the biggest things I have had to deal with.”

    Phillip Adams #26 of the New England Patriots in 2011
    Phillip Adams #26 of the New England Patriots in 2011Credit: Getty Images – Getty
  • Who is Phillip Adams’ dad Alonzo?

    Alonzo spoke to WCNC about his sons horrific actions.

    “I can say he’s a good kid. I think the football messed him up,” the father said.

    “I don’t think he ever did anybody any harm,” Alonzo said, before saying he knew the family.

    “All I can say is we pray for the family. He used to be my doctor a long time ago. I know they were good folks down there. We’re gonna keep them in our prayers.”

    Alonzo revealed to the outlet that his son had recently moved to Rock Hill, South Carolina from Fort Mill.

  • WATCH: JAMES LEWIS’ PARENTS REVEAL THEIR ‘HEARTBREAK’ OVER SON’S FATAL SHOOTING

    James Lewis’ devastated parents, Tom Lewis and Linda Tucker, spoke to FOX46 about their son’s death, insisting the ordeal feels like a “bad dream”.

    For Linda Tucker, she said she the hardest thing she’s ever had to do is tell her grandchildren her father wouldn’t be coming home.

  • PICTURED: FIFTH VICTIM JAMES LEWIS, 38, WAS A FATHER OF THREE

    Technician James Lewis was killed outside the Lesslies’ home on Wednesday as he worked on the family’s air conditioning, his parents told WSCO.

    Tom Lewis and Linda Tucker said their son James was their only child, but was himself a single father of three.

    The devastated parents say they’re struggling to comprehend that James was killed doing the job he loved, working to provide for the family he adored.

    Describing his son as his best friend, Tom Lewis said: “I keep on expecting to wake up ‘Oh, it was just a bad dream,’ but it’s not. It’s real,”

    “I would like to find out why this guy did what he did. I would like a lot more than that at times.”

    Linda Tucker added: “He helped anybody, he was a kind guy, a great dad. It’s just so stupid.”

    James Lewis picture with his children
    James Lewis picture with his childrenCredit: Twitter
  • WHEN DID PHILLIP ADAMS PLAY IN THE NFL?

    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.

    Rarely a starter, Adams also was with New England, Seattle, Oakland and the New York Jets, finishing his career with the Atlanta Falcons in 2015.

    As a rookie late in the 2010 season, Adams suffered a severe ankle injury that required surgery that included several screws being inserted into the leg.

    He never played for the 49ers again, getting released just before the 2011 season began and signing with New England. He moved next to the Raiders, where he had 2 concussions in a 3-game period in 2012.

  • DR. ROBERT LESSLIE WAS A RENOWNED DOCTOR AND A PUBLISHED AUTHOR

    Dr. Robert Lesslie was well-known in Rock Hill as a doctor, author, an active member of his local church.

    He wrote at least a dozen books, including Angels in the ER, which compiled a collection of real stories from his 25 years working as an emergency room doctor.

    In one excerpt from that book, Lesslie wrote: “I know without a doubt that life is fragile. I have come to understand that humility may be the greatest virtue. And I am convinced we need to take the time to say the things we deeply feel to the people we deeply care about.”

    His latest book, Angels in the ER: Volume 2, was set to be published in August.

    Lesslie was also the founder and medical director of the Riverview Hospice and Pallative Care, serving patients in York, Lancaster, and Chester Counties.

    Longtime friend, Manning Kimmel, described Lesslie as an “old-fashioned kind of doctor who was brilliant.”

    “He wanted to spend a lot of time with his patients, he wanted to get to know them … He was just an exceptional person, and to see this happen to him and his family is just tragic beyond words,” Kimmel said.

    Dr. Robert Lesslie is pictured above in 2009, in Rock Hill, South Carolina
    Dr. Robert Lesslie is pictured above in 2009, in Rock Hill, South CarolinaCredit: AP:Associated Press
  • PHILLIP ADAMS HAD A CRIMINAL RECORD

    Prior to carrying out Wednesday’s mass shooting, Phillip Adams had a criminal record including an arrest in 2009 for assault and battery.

    The circumstances around that arrest are not immediately clear, though Adams was never convicted and the case was disposed.

    The NFL star was also arrested in Charlotte in 2016 for carrying a concealed gun. The outcome of the case in unknown.

    Adams pictured for his 2016 arrest
    Adams pictured for his 2016 arrestCredit: Mecklenburg County
  • WATCH: PHILLIP ADAMS’ FATHER CONFIRMS HIS SON CARRIED OUT MASS SHOOTING

    Phillip Adams’ father, Alonzo Adams, confirmed to local media that his son was responsible for killing the Lesslies, their two grandchildren and James Lewis, before taking his own life.

    Describing his son as a “good kid”, Alonzo said he believes his son’s NFL career “messed him up”.

    Watch the interview below here:

    Father of Phillip Adams thinks ‘football messed him up’
  • POLICE SPENT HOURS SEARCHING FOR ‘ARMED AND DANGEROUS’ SUSPECT

    Deputies from the York County Sheriff’s Office spent several hours searching for an “armed and dangerous” suspect, later identified to be Adams, across Wednesday evening.

    The NFL star was later found at his parents’ home on Marshall Road, about a mile away from where the Lesslie’s lived.

    Adams’ father, Alonso Adams, said his son had recently moved from Rock Hill from Fort Mill.

    A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly, said Adams’ had been treated by the doctor.

    No motive has yet been confirmed by authorities.

  • PHILLIP ADAMS’ FATHER CONFIRMS NFL STAR WAS THE GUNMAN

    Alonzo Adams, the father of Phillip Adams, confirmed to WCNC that his son shot six people, killing five, before taking his own life.

    “I can say he’s a good kid,” Alonzo told the network. “I think the football messed him up.”

    “I don’t think he ever did anybody any harm,” the shocked father continued, adding that he knew the Lesslie family.

    “All I can say is we pray for the family. He used to be my doctor a long time ago. I know they were good folks down there. We’re gonna keep them in our prayers.”

    Alonzo Adams
    Alonzo AdamsCredit: WCNC
  • LESSLIE’S SLAIN GRANDCHILDREN, AGES 9 AND 5, ARE PICTURED

    The York County coroner’s office confirmed that Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5, were among the five killed in Wednesday’s mass shooting.

    They are pictured below with their father, Lesslie’s son Jeff, and their mother.

    Credit: Facebook
  • VICTIM JAMES LEWIS WAS UNRELATED TO THE FAMILY AND SHOT WHILE WORKING ON LESSLIE’S HOME

    James Lewis, 38, of Gaston, was found dead outside of the home.

    An employee of Gaston Sheet Metal Services (GSM) in Gastonia, he had been working on the exterior of the Lesslies’ home when the shooting began.

    A sixth person, who has not been named, survived the shooting despite being shot multiple times. He was also employed by GSM.

    The company shared a post to its Facebook page on Thursday morning, addressing the shooting.

    “Both men involved in this incident are long-standing, beloved members of our family at GSM,” the company said.

    “These men embody the values we strive to achieve at GSM and are family focused, up-beat, and wonderful team members who cared about all the people they encountered.”

  • ROBERT LESSLIE WROTE ABOUT WALKING WITH HIS WIFE IN HEAVEN IN CHILLING NOTE PENNED BEFORE THEIR DEATHS

    A note recently written by Dr. Robert Lesslie was shared to his Facebook page on Thursday, following the news of his death, along side his wife and two young grandchildren.

    In the chilling note, Lesslie envisioned what it would be like to walk alongside wife, Barbara Lesslie, in Heaven after they die.

    “We have no idea what Heaven will look like, only that it will be perfect,” he wrote.

    “And because of that I know that one day, when I’ve experienced the presence and joy of that surrounding host of saints, I will find myself walking with Barbara in a field of lush, green grass, surrounded by gently rising conifer-cloaked hills.”

    The post of Lesslie's Facebook
    The post of Lesslie’s Facebook
  • PHILLIP ADAMS ONCE SUFFERED TWO CONCUSSIONS IN THREE GAMES

    Phillip Adams suffered two concussions across a three-week span during the 2012 season, while playing for the Oakland Raiders.

    He suffered the first during a Week 13 game against the Cleveland Browns, and then, two weeks later, he was hurt again after taking a knee to the head while tacking Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles.

    Speaking to CBS Sports at the time, Adams said the injuries were the first two concussions of his career.

    “I haven’t had a history of them,” he said. “It’s been strange, but I’m not going to let that deter me from anything. I’m not going to worry about it.”

    Three days later, after his second head injury, he was cleared for contact and played in each of the next two games that followed.

    Credit: AP

     

  • WHERE IS ROCK HILL, SOUTH CAROLINA?

    The shooting occurred at Dr. Robert Lesslie’s home in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

    Police were called to the home around 4.45pm on Wednesday, April 7.

    The York County coroner’s office said 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.

    A fifth victim, James Lewis, 38, from Gaston, was found dead outside. Authorities said he had been working at the home when he was shot.

    York County Sheriff’s Office’s spokesperson Trent Faris said a sixth person was hospitalized with “serious gunshot wounds.” Their condition is unknown.

    Rock Hill is located in northern South Carolina, about 25 miles southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina.

     



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