The gunman charged in the mass shooting that killed five people in South Carolina, including a doctor and two of his grandchildren, is former NFL player Phillip Adams, a close source said on Tuesday. Thursday
Then 32-year-old Adams committed suicide with a. 45 earlier Thursday, according to a source who spoke to the Associated Press, anonymously because he was not authorized to speak publicly.
Adams, the former defender, last played in 2015 for the Atlanta Falcons.He also spent several seasons with the San Francisco, Oakland and New York Jets, including a short stint in New. England and Seattle, according to professional football reference sites.
During his NFL career, he sustained a number of injuries, including a concussion and a fractured left ankle, the Associated Press reported.
Adams, a Rock Hill native, attended South Carolina State University and was drafted by San Francisco in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL tournament.He played 78 career games. Six years
Adams’ parents live near Dr. Rockhill’s home. Robert Leslie is 70 and he received treatment from a doctor, sources told the Associated Press.
Hours before his own death, researchers said Adams shot six people, killing five, including Leslie’s wife Barbara and Leslie, 69, and two grandchildren Adah. Leslie, 9, and Noah Leslie, 5.
The fifth victim, James Lewis, 38, who was also employed at the home at the time, was also fatally shot. Officials said a sixth person, not immediately identified, was hospitalized with a fatal gunshot wound.
The sixth victim was also a Lesslie home maintenance worker, a source close to the story told The Herald.
Adams was believed to commit suicide as police surrounded a nearby home where the victim was found, sources told the newspaper.