Who is Phillip Adams?
Phillip Adams was a former NFL player who played in 78 games for six teams, over a period of five seasons. A safety and special teams player from South Carolina State, he joined the 49ers in 2010 as a seventh-round draft pick but was released just before the 2011 season.
BREAKING: The gunman who killed five people including a prominent doctor in South Carolina was former NFL pro Phillip Adams, who killed himself, according to a source who was briefed on the investigation. https://t.co/bE0rpetfNR
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 8, 2021
Phillip Adams Biography
Adams also was with New England, Seattle, Atlanta, Oakland, and the New York Jets.
Phillip Adams Stats
|Born:||July 20, 1988
Rock Hill, South Carolina
|Died:||April 8, 2021 (aged 32)
Rock Hill, South Carolina
|Height:||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight:||195 lb (88 kg)|
|High school:||Rock Hill
|College:||South Carolina State|
|NFL Draft:||2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 224|
Phillip Adams Wikipedia
Late in 2010, he had suffered a fatal ankle injury that required surgery and included several screws being inserted into his leg. He was on the roster for a full season with the Las Vegas Raiders in 2013.
At one point during his time with the Raiders, he suffered two concussions in a three-game period. It’s not clear whether concussions or other football injuries played a role in Wednesday’s violence. His career ended with him playing for the Atlanta Falcons in 2015.
But Alonzo Adams told WCNC-TV that he blamed football for problems that may have led his son to commit Wednesday’s violence.
How old was Phillip Adams?
Born on 20th July 1988, Adams was 32 years old at the time of death.
NFL Player Phillip Adams South Carolina
Former NFL defensive back Phillip Adams shot and killed five people on Wednesday afternoon in Rock Hill, S.C., before turning a gun on himself and committing suicide early this morning, according to the Associated Press, who cited a source familiar with the investigation.
The Sheriff’s Office has not publicly confirmed that Adams was the gunman in the shootings. But Adams’ father, Alonzo, told WCNC-TV in Charlotte that his son is the suspect and that his son was found dead after a standoff with police. The station is also reporting that Lewis and the unidentified individual who remains hospitalized were employees of GSM Services, an HVAC company based in Gastonia, N.C.
The pair were reportedly working at the Lesslie home at the time of the shooting.
Phillip Adams Shooting
The shooting happened around 5 pm near Marshall Road.
The victims include Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70; his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69; as well as grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5. Another individual, James Lewis, 38, was shot outside the Lesslie’s home, and a sixth person has been hospitalized under “serious gunshot wounds.”
A fifth victim was identified as James Lewis, 38, who was working at the house when he was shot, according to the York County coroner’s office. A sixth person was also taken to the hospital with serious injuries from the gunshot wounds.
The suspected gunman was found at a nearby house after a huge search operation that lasted hours. He had killed himself with a .45-caliber weapon.