Il dottore assassinato della Carolina del Sud ha recentemente scritto delle meraviglie del paradiso, ricongiungimento con i propri cari

Dott. Robert Lesslie, 70, era colpito a morte late Wednesday along with his wife, 69-Barbara di un anno. Due dei loro nipoti, età 5 e 9 furono uccisi anche come James Lewis, a 38-year-old man who had been working at the Lesslie’s home near Rock Hill, the York County coroner’s office and sheriff’s office i funzionari hanno detto giovedì.

The Associated Press cited a person familiar with the investigation in identifying the shooter as being former NFL player Phillip Adams, who killed himself early Thursday.

NFL PRO PHILLIP ADAMS IS SOUTH CAROLINA SHOOTING SUSPECT WHO KILLED 5, THEN HIMSELF

FILE - Questo marzo 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, aprile 7, 2021 in Rock Hill. Adams killed himself early Thursday according to a source who was briefed on the investigation. (John D. Simmons/The Charlotte Observer via AP)

FILE – Questo marzo 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, aprile 7, 2021 in Rock Hill. Adams killed himself early Thursday according to a source who was briefed on the investigation. (John D. Simmons/The Charlotte Observer via AP) (AP)

The Lesslies were pronounced dead in their home, while Lewis, from Gaston, was found shot to death outside. A sixth person was hospitalized withserious gunshot wounds,” York County Sheriff’s Office’s spokesperson Trent Faris said.

Following news of the tragedy, a person who identified themself as Dr. Lesslie’s administrator shared a passage that Lesslie appeared to have written on his website in December 2020. He described what he expected to find upon his death, whenever it would happen.

EX-NFL PLAYER PHILLIP ADAMSFATHER ON SOUTH CAROLINA SHOOTING: ‘I THINK THE FOOTBALL MESSED HIM UP

“Un giorno, when I depart this body and find myself in the presence of the Lord, my time, however it will be measured, will be filled with the praises and the wonder of Jesus,” scrisse. I know that I will once again be able to hug my mother and walk and talk with my father.

The post was named after the Lesslies’ dog, di nome “Doxology,” o “Doxfor short, who had recently passed away at the time. Nel passaggio, Lesslie wrote about friends and loved ones whom he looked forward to meeting.

He wrote that no one knows what Heaven will look like –only that it will be perfect.

And because of that I know that one day, when I’ve experienced the presence and joy of that surrounding host of saints, I will find myself walking with Barbara in a field of lush, green grass, surrounded by gently rising conifer-cloaked hills,” scrisse. “And there will come Dox, charging towards us, his ears flapping in the breeze, his golden hair and majestic tail waving in the wind, and both of his laughing, dancing eyes meeting ours.

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Deputies were called around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday to the Lesslies’ casa, which is a distance up a driveway from an arched stone gate, and not visible from the road. Neighbors were evacuated by the deputies in order to search with police dogs for the suspect.

A York County sheriff vehicle drives onto the property where multiple people, including a prominent doctor, were fatally shot a day earlier, giovedi, aprile 8, 2021, in Rock Hill, S.C. A source briefed on the mass killing said the gunman was former NFL player Phillip Adams, who shot himself to death early Thursday. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

A York County sheriff vehicle drives onto the property where multiple people, including a prominent doctor, were fatally shot a day earlier, giovedi, aprile 8, 2021, in Rock Hill, S.C. A source briefed on the mass killing said the gunman was former NFL player Phillip Adams, who shot himself to death early Thursday. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond) (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Allison Hope, who lives across from Adamsmodest one-story brick home, about a mile down the road from the Lesslies, said police allowed her to return home around 9 p.m. mercoledì. Qualche istante dopo, a vehicle pulled into their driveway and law enforcement quickly surrounded the property.

She said they spent hours negotiating with Adams, using a loudspeaker and sending in a robot to scan the house. She said authorities repeatedly asked Adams to come out, and promised to get his disabled mother out safely, before Adams shot himself. He reportedly killed himself after midnight with a .45-caliber weapon.

This is something I can’t grasp yet. I can’t put it all together and I’m trying to, and I witnessed it,” Hope said. “I feel bad for him because if it was mental or something going on in his life or whatever, sai, he needed help, and that’s the sad part.

The York County Sheriff’s Office said they had searched for hours before finding the suspect in a nearby home.

According to his agent, Scott Casterline, Adams often isolated himself, even as a player. A partire dal 2010 per 2015 he played for six teams: the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets, New England Patriots, and Atlanta Falcons.

Adams’ parents live near the doctor’s home in Rock Hill, and the former NFL cornerback had been treated by Dr. Lesslie, according to the AP.

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2010 file di foto, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Phillip Adams (35) sits on the sideline during the first quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco. A source briefed on a mass killing in South Carolina says the gunman who killed multiple people, including a prominent doctor, was the former NFL pro. The source said that Adams shot himself to death early Thursday, aprile 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

FILE – In this Oct. 17, 2010 file di foto, San Francisco 49ers cornerback Phillip Adams (35) sits on the sideline during the first quarter of an NFL football game in San Francisco. A source briefed on a mass killing in South Carolina says the gunman who killed multiple people, including a prominent doctor, was the former NFL pro. The source said that Adams shot himself to death early Thursday, aprile 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File) (AP)

Early Thursday, sheriff’s department spokesperson Faris said he knew Dr. Lesslie having been a patient of the slain doctor and called himone of those people that everybody knows.

Faris revealed that Lessliestarted Riverview Medical Center in Rock Hill and it’s been a staple in Rock Hill for years.

Lesslie had worked for decades as an emergency room doctor, board-certified in both emergency medicine and occupational medicine. He also served as the emergency department medical director at Rock Hill General Hospital for nearly 15 anni, secondo il suo sito web.

Inoltre, he founded two urgent care centers, wrote a weekly medical column for The Charlotte Observer, and also wrote a book, “Angels in the ER,” collecting what he termedinspiring true storiesfrom his work. UN biography page said he and his wife raised four children

I know without a doubt that life is fragile,” Lesslie wrote in his book. “I have come to understand that humility may be the greatest virtue. And I am convinced we need to take the time to say the things we deeply feel to the people we deeply care about.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos contributed to this report, as well as The Associated Press.

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