Former NFL player Philip Adams has been convicted of killing five people and taking his own life, according to investigations.
The man who shot five people, including a key doctor in South Carolina, has been identified as a former NFL player. Philip Adams, Who committed suicide Thursday morning, said a source familiar with the investigation said.
The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he did not have the authority to testify publicly, said Adams’ parents lived near the doctor’s Rock Hill home and were treated by a doctor. The man said Philips committed suicide with a .45 caliber pistol shortly after midnight.
Police said officers searched for hours before finding the suspect at the house next door.
Adams, 33, has played for several teams in the NFL, including the San Francisco 49ers and the Atlanta Falcons, after shining at South Carolina State University. He suffered several injuries in his life, including concussion and broken ankle.
Rarely a starter, Adams was part of the New England, Seattle, Auckland and New York jets, ending his career with the Falcons in 2015.
As a luxury at the end of the 2010 season, Adams suffered a serious ankle injury that required surgery, in which several screws were inserted into his leg. He did not play for 49 players again, was discharged before the 2011 season and signed with New England. Until 2013, with the Raiders, he was able to stay on a paycheck for the entire season.
Dr. Robert Leslie, 70, and his wife, Barbara Leslie, 69, were pronounced dead at the scene, along with their grandchildren, Ada Leslie, 9, and Nova Leslie, 5.
One person who worked at the home, 38-year-old James Lewis, was found dead outside, and a sixth person has been admitted to hospital with gunshot wounds, police spokesman Trent Farris said.
Farris said officers went to Leslie’s home in the Rock Hill area around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday.
Rock Hill is a town in the far north of South Carolina, 25 miles (40 kilometers) southwest of Charlotte, North Carolina.