PHILLIP Adams is a former NFL pro who was identified as the suspect in a mass shooting that took place in Rock Hill, South Carolina on April 8, 2021.
Phillips shot six people before later killing himself in the incident.
Does Phillip 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.
What did Phillip Adams do?
Adams killed himself on Thursday, April 8 with a .45 caliber weapon after murdering prominent South Carolina Doctor Lesslie, his wife Barbara, their two grandkids and a house worker.
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.”
During the early hours of April 8, Faris said that deputies were called around 4:45 pm on April 7 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.
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.
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Doctor Lesslie was well known in the Rock Hill, South Carolina area for emergency medicine and ER work.
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.
Adams’ father confirmed his son took his life inside the home.
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