Former NFL defender Phillip Adams shot and killed five people in South Carolina before committing suicide, according to multiple reports Thursday. Adams was 32 years old. The Herald of Rock Hill, SC, citing unidentified sources, reported that Adams killed Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, his wife, Barbara, 69, two of his grandchildren, Adah, 9, and Noah, 5, and James Lewis, 38, Wednesday in Rock Hill, S.C. The York County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office said Dr. Lesslie and his wife were pronounced dead at the scene, and that Lewis, who had been working on the house, he was found shot to death outside. . The Herald reported that police tracked Adams to a house near the scene of the shooting, where law enforcement officers said Adams is believed to have committed suicide after police surrounded him. According to The Associated Press, Adams had been treated by the doctor before the shooting. A sixth person, allegedly a Lesslie house keeper, was hospitalized with “serious gunshot wounds,” according to The Herald. Adams starred in soccer and basketball at Rock Hill High School, then attended South Carolina State. The San Francisco 49ers selected him in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Adams played 78 career games (11 as a starter) in the NFL and recorded 128 tackles, five interceptions, two fumble recoveries and one fumble. forced with the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, the then Oakland Raiders, New York Jets, Atlanta Falcons and 49ers. . Adams last played in 2015 with the Falcons. – Field Level Media OLUSSPORT Reuters US Online Report Sports News 20210408T160541 + 0000
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