NFL pro Phillip Adams reportedly kills five, then himself


Phillip Adams #28 of the Oakland Raiders appears to be like into the gang throughout the first half towards the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on December 8, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

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The gunman who killed 5 folks together with a outstanding physician in South Carolina was former NFL participant Phillip Adams, who killed himself early Thursday, in line with a supply who was briefed on the investigation.

The supply, who spoke on situation of anonymity as a result of he wasn’t approved to talk publicly, stated Adams’ mother and father dwell close to the physician’s house in Rock Hill, and that he had been handled by the physician. The supply stated Phillips killed himself after midnight with a .45 calibre weapon.

The York County Sheriff’s Office stated that they had looked for hours earlier than discovering the suspect in a close-by house.

Adams performed as a defensive again for a number of groups together with the 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons after starring at South Carolina State. He additionally suffered a number of accidents within the NFL, together with concussions and a damaged left ankle.

The York County coroner’s workplace stated Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, and his spouse, Barbara Lesslie, 69, have been pronounced useless on the scene together with grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5.

A person who had been working on the house, James Lewis, 38, from Gaston, was discovered shot to demise exterior, and a sixth particular person was hospitalized with “serious gunshot wounds,” York County Sheriff’s Office’s spokesperson Trent Faris stated.

Faris stated deputies have been referred to as round 4:45 p.m. Wednesday to the Lesslies’ house, and spent hours looking for the suspect earlier than discovering him in a close-by house.

“We have found the person we believe is responsible and we are with him at this time and that’s all I can say about the suspect,” Faris stated.

The investigation is ongoing, he stated.

“Dr. Lesslie was my doctor growing up,” Faris stated. “Dr. Lesslie has been one of those people that everybody knows. He started Riverview Medical Center in Rock Hill and it’s been a staple in Rock Hill for years.”

A biography web page of Dr. Lesslie stated he and his spouse of 35 years raised 4 kids. He had been working towards drugs in Rock Hill since 1981, in line with the Riverview web site. He obtained his diploma on the Medical University of South Carolina and has labored within the surrounding Rock Hill space and Charlotte, North Carolina.

Rock Hill is a metropolis in northernmost South Carolina about 25 miles (40 kilometres) southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina.

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