Phillip Adams: What to know about the ex-NFL player, South Carolina shooting suspect

Adams, 32, was a former college football star and NFL player who spent six years in the league.

Adams entered the league in 2010 after playing for South Carolina State.

Here’s what to know about the former cornerback:

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South Carolina Shooting

A law enforcement source told The Associated Press it was Adams who shot and killed five people in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on Wednesday night. The York County Coroner’s Office later confirmed that Adams died by a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a standoff with police.

The shooting victims were identified as Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70; his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69; their two grandchildren, and James Lewis, 39, who was working at the home when he was struck by gunfire, the sheriff’s office said. Lewis was found dead outside the home.

The grandchildren were ages 5 and 9, according to the York County Coroner’s Office.

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

College Star

Adams played college ball at South Carolina State. He stood out during his senior season, earning a First Team Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference selection. He recorded 48 tackles and three interceptions.

He played well enough to get drafted in the seventh round in 2010 by the San Francisco 49ers. He was one of more than 40 South Carolina State alumni who got a chance to play in the NFL.

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NFL Career

Adams played for the 49ers to start his career. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Adams played for the 49ers to start his career. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

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