South Carolina sheriff emotional recalling doctor, family slain by ex-NFL cornerback Phillip Adams

“博士. Lesslie was a pillar in this community with what he was able to give back to this community. He was a longtime doctor,” York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson said Thursday afternoon. “He had treated me in the past at his clinic. He was very involved with law enforcement.

York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson listens as a 911 call is played during a press conference on Thursday, 四月 8, 2021, in York, 南卡. where he addressed the mass shooting by former NFL football player Phillip Adams. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson listens as a 911 call is played during a press conference on Thursday, 四月 8, 2021, in York, 南卡. where he addressed the mass shooting by former NFL football player Phillip Adams. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond) (美联社)

It happened in Rock Hill, 南卡罗来纳州, 关于 25 miles outside 夏洛特, 北卡., Wednesday evening. The victims were Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, 他的老婆, Barbara Lesslie, 69, and their two grandchildren, 年龄 5 和 9, all found dead in a room at the back of the house, Tolson said. James Lewis, 39, was working at the home and found dead outside. Lewis’ coworker remained hospitalized in critical condition Thursday.

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We tend to eulogize and canonize folks and it kind of waters it down, but I would not want to water down anything that Dr. Lesslie did or meant for this community,” Tolson continued. “He knew everyone. He treated everyone with respect.

During the news conference, the sheriff played two harrowing 911 来电.

One neighbor said he heardabout 20shots and said he believed workers outside and family members inside the victims’ home had been shot.

Deputies arrived eight minutes later, according to Tolson. They found two HVAC workers outside. One was still alive but severely wounded, and deputies rushed him for medical treatment in a personal vehicle that was on the property, 他说. They searched the home and found the Lesslie family in a back room.

Investigators said they found evidence at the scene linked to 菲利普·亚当斯(Phillip Adams), a former professional football player who lived just down the road. Deputies found Adams dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound in a bedroom in his home several hours later.

Phillip Adams of the New England Patriots during an NFL game on September 25, 2011 在果园公园, 纽约. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

Phillip Adams of the New England Patriots during an NFL game on September 25, 2011 在果园公园, 纽约. (Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

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