Officers responding to a 911 name discovered Dr. Robert Lesslie, his spouse Barbara and two of their grandchildren, ages 5 and 9, lifeless in the again of the Lesslies’ home outdoors the metropolis of Rock Hill, York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson mentioned at a information convention Thursday.
James Lewis, an air conditioner technician working outdoors the home, was additionally killed.
A surviving technician was wounded and brought to a hospital. He was in essential situation as of Thursday morning, Tolson mentioned.
Here’s all the pieces we know up to now about the tragedy.
Detectives are nonetheless looking for a motive. There’s no proof that Adams had been Lesslie’s affected person, Tolson mentioned
“There’s nothing about this right now that makes sense to any of us,” he mentioned.
What is understood, nevertheless, is that one thing that Adams left at the dwelling led investigators to imagine he was the gunman.
Adams was staying along with his mother and father about 1 / 4 of a mile away from the Lesslie dwelling, Tolson mentioned.
Officers eliminated the mother and father from the dwelling, and tried to contact Adams. Eventually, officers discovered him lifeless, Tolson mentioned, although they didn’t hear gunshots.
investigators imagine Adams was the solely assailant.
Adams used two kinds of weapons in the shooting, based on Tolson. Investigators do not but know how he obtained them.
Lesslie loved “golfing, traveling and bagpiping. He is a regular columnist for YC magazine, an active member of his church, as well as an accomplished author,” based on the Riverview Hospice and Palliative Care bio. “His series of books offer hope and wisdom for his readers’ overall health and well being based on his years of experience in the field of medicine.”
Rock Hill misplaced a “pillar in the community,” Tolson mentioned of Lesslie.
The couple lived in Rock Hill with “their golden retriever, Moses, several miniature horses, goats, donkeys, chickens and a lot of bees,” the Riverview bio mentioned.
“We are truly in the midst of the unimaginable,” the Lesslies’ kids mentioned in a press release. “The losses we are suffering cannot be uttered at this time.”
The grandchildren’s names have been Adah and Noah, based on the assertion.
“Adah, Noah, Barbara, Robert, and the rest of the family would ask any memorials or gifts to be sent to Camp Joy North Carolina (918 South Pleasantburg Dr., Greenville, SC 29607) in honor of hope and the promise of eternit.”
Lewis, who was 38, was “killed doing the job he loved, making a living for the family he adored,” WSOC reported.
“He helped anybody, he was a kind guy, a great dad. It’s just so stupid,” Tucker informed WSOC.
“I keep on expecting to wake up, ‘Oh, it was just a bad dream,’ but it’s not. It’s real,” Tom Lewis informed WSOC. “I would like to find out why this guy did what he did.”
Adams performed in the NFL as a defensive again from 2010 to 2015 for groups together with the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders and New York Jets.
NCS’s Kay Jones, Dianne Gallagher, Jason Hanna, Steve Almasy and Joe Sutton contributed to this report.