ROCK HILL, S.C. (AP) — Any visitor to Rock Hill, South Carolina, soon learns that “Football City, USA” basks in the glory of the dozens of youth leaguers who have gone on to win college championships and land coveted NFL contracts.Competitive football is so essential to the city of 75,000 that a longtime high school coach can’t even pause to watch a nearby middle school game, lest he be accused of recruiting.
A search of late murder suspect Phillip Adams' home and belongings turned up "cryptic writing" and signs of a possibly new religion or ideology for the former pro football player, authorities said Friday.Authorities said Adams, 32, a former NFL cornerback, lived down the road from victims Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, and his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69, in Rock Hill, South Carolina, a suburb of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Cops found 'cryptic writing and emblems' in Phillip Adams' home and think he could have been following a new RELIGION before the ex-NFL player killed six during gun rampage
Former NFL player Phillip Adams may have become involved in a new religion before going on a killing rampage that left six people dead in South Carolina earlier this month.After searching the ex-athlete's home, detectives said they had learned that Adams 'had been acting differently' and was 'possibly following a new religion or ideology'.
Detectives said they found two different caliber shell casings, a 9mm and .45 caliber, that officials determined were fired by one suspect at the scene.They also found a can of blue Skoal tobacco dip near the front door of the home where the shooting happened and a red cellphone that belonged to Adams, according to the warrants.
The York County Sheriff’s Office released search warrants in the mass shooting on April 7 that left six people dead.The documents provide new insight into how detectives identified Phillip Adams as a suspect, and the investigation into a motive.Detectives said they found two different caliber shell casings, a 9mm and .45 caliber, that officials determined were fired by one suspect at the scene.
Former NFL player Phillip Adams had been “acting differently” and possibly following “a new religion or ideology” before he killed six people, including a prominent doctor and his two young grandchildren, according to records released Friday by authorities in Rock Hill, S.C.But police said it remained unclear whether Adams’ newfound beliefs factored into the April 7 shooting deaths of Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife, Barbara, their grandchildren, Adah and Noah Lesslie, and two air conditioning technicians working outside of the Lesslie home.
Sheriff's office looking into whether former NFL player Phillip Adams had ties to new religion, ideology before shooting
Phillip Adams may have been following a new religion or ideology before the former NFL player fatally shot six people and then killed himself with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office that is investigating the April 7 murders in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Search warrants: ‘Notebooks with cryptic writing’ found at suspect’s home in deadly Rock Hill mass shooting
ROCK HILL, S.C. (WBTV) - Deputies found “notebooks with cryptic writing” at a suspect’s home according to search warrants in the mass shooting that left seven people dead, including the suspect, in Rock Hill, South Carolina on April 7.The gunman, identified as former NFL pro Phillip Adams, killed six people including a prominent doctor, the doctor’s wife, that couple’s two grandchildren and two heating and air workers.
ROCK HILL, S.C. – They continue to search for clues.Not just law enforcement officers investigating the tragedy that rocked this city April 7, but also people who knew Phillip Adams best.Ashley Clemons, Adams' former girlfriend and the mother of his son, 7-year-old Phillip Adams Jr., said Adams exhibited previously unseen anger after his six-year NFL career ended in 2016.
play_arrow Kevin Van Valkenburg KVanValkenburg Two weeks ago, former NFL player Phillip Adams killed six people in his home town of Rock Hill, S.C., including two children.No one knows why.@DNewtonespn, @Fletchpost and I tried to remember the victims, and ask what led Adams to such a horrific act.
A sixth person has died after being shot by a former NFL player at a South Carolina home last Wednesday.Robert Shook, a 38-year-old air conditioning technician, was shot in the driveway of the Rock Hill, South Carolina, home where he had been working, the York county sheriff said.
NFL player Phillip Adams believed to have opened fire on home of well-known local physician A sixth person has died following a shooting in South Carolina in which former NFL player Phillip Adams is believed to have opened fire outside a home in Rock Hill before killing himself.Robert Shook, 38, had been taken to hospital following the shooting, but was confirmed to have died on Saturday.
Air conditioning technician, 38, dies from his injuries after being shot by ex-NFL star Phillip Adams in South Carolina -making him the sixth fatality from the rampage
A sixth person has died following a shooting earlier this week at the hands of a former NFL player who also killed four members of a South Carolina family, local officials said on Saturday.Robert Shook, 38, an air conditioning technician from Cherryville, North Carolina, has died from injuries sustained in the Wednesday shooting while he was working at the home, according to York County Coroner Sabrina Gast.
The Medical University of South Carolina Charleston will conduct the autopsy, and the York County Coroner’s Office will collaborate with Boston University on the CTE assessment.
Ex-NFL player Phillip Adams's brain will be tested for CTE after he shot and killed his doctor, wife, grandchildren and an air conditioner repair man and then turned the gun on himself
The brain of - the former NFL player who killed a South Carolina physician, three family members and a repairman before fatally shooting himself - will be tested for a degenerative disease that has affected a number of pro athletes.
© Provided by Associated Press FILE - This March 12, 2009 file photo shows Dr. Robert Lesslie in Rock Hill, S.C. Authorities say a gunman, identified as former NFL player Phillip Adams, killed Lesslie, his wife and grandchildren on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in Rock Hill. Adams killed himself early
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