Former NFL Player Phillip Adams Kills Five People, Then Self in SC


Multiple reports say a gunman who killed five people including a prominent doctor in South Carolina was former NFL player Phillip Adams. 

He then killed himself early this morning. Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife Barbara, and their grandchildren, ages 9 and 5, were found dead at the Lesslie's home in Rock Hill. Adams played defensive back for the San Francisco 49ers, Oakland Raiders, and Atlanta Falcons. He suffered several injuries during his time in the NFL, including multiple concussions. 

A source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn't authorized to speak publicly, said Adams' parents live near the doctor's home in Rock Hill, and that he had been treated by the doctor.