Phillip Adams South Carolina shooting LIVE – Family’s message of forgiveness after doc and four others killed by NFL pro

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.

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