Sole Survivor of Mass Shooting by Former 49ers Player Phillip Adams Dies

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The sole survivor of a shooting rampage by former 49ers player Phillip Adams has died.

Adams took the lives of an entire family including a prominent doctor, his wife and their two young grandchildren in a rampage at their home near the South Carolina city of Rock Hill on Wednesday afternoon.

The sixth victim was Robert Shook, 38, an air conditioning technician from Cherryville, North Carolina, who was working on the home the day of the massacre, according to York County Coroner Sabrina Gast.

Adams killed Rock Hill physician Robert Lesslie; his wife, Barbara; two of their grandchildren, 9-year-old Adah Lesslie and 5-year-old Noah Lesslie; and another air conditioning technician, James Lewis, who was working with Shook at the house.

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The Post reports “Adams later shot himself to death. His brain is now being examined for possible degenerative disease that has been shown to cause violent mood swings and other cognitive disorders in some athletes and members of the military.”

His father, Alonzo, told WCNC on Thursday that his son had been “a good kid. I think the football messed him up.”

Adams was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 2010 and played cornerback for six seasons. He concluded his career playing for the Atlanta Falcons in 2015.





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