Former Jet Phillip Adams reportedly kills five, then himself in South Carolina

Scott Thompson
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Phillip Adams in Jets uniform talking to Charles Woodson
Phillip Adams in Jets uniform talking to Charles Woodson

Former Jets CB Phillip Adams reportedly killed five people and then himself in Rock Hill, South Carolina on Wednesday, per the New York Daily News.

Police officers responded to a shooting call and found five victims: Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife Barbara and two of their grandchildren all confirmed dead from gunshot wounds. And though it hasn’t been publicly confirmed yet, the police found Adams in a nearby house around 1 a.m. dead from a gunshot wound as well. A sixth victim was also hospitalized.

York County Sheriff spokesman Trent Faris said Dr. Lesslie was known around town by many and has treated Adams, who grew up in Rock Hill. Adams’ grandparents also lived in the same neighborhood as well as Adams living on the same street as Lesslie, per Faris.

Adams, 32, played one season with the Jets in 2014, suiting up for 12 games with four starts.

He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round back in 2010.

Adams also played for the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders and Atlanta Falcons before retiring.