Lone Survivor Of South Carolina Shooting Involving Ex-NFL Player Dies

A sixth victim has died as result of injuries in last week’s shooting in South Carolina allegedly carried out by former NFL player Phillip Adams.

York County Coroner Sabrina Gast confirmed the death of air conditioning technician Robert Shook, 38, who was the last surviving victim of the shooting spree.

Authorities say Adams killed Rock Hill physician Robert Lesslie; his wife, Barbara; two of their grandchildren, 9-year-old Adah Lesslie and 5-year-old Noah Lesslie; and another technician, James Lewis, who was working with Shook at the Lesslie home.

Adams, a five-year NFL veteran, reportedly was being treated by Lesslie. Adams later shot himself, per authorities.

Adams, 32, played in the NFL from 2010-15 after being selected out of South Carolina State by the San Francisco 49ers in the seventh round of the draft. He also spent time with the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Oakland Raiders, New York Jets and Atlanta Falcons.

According to WRAL, Shook called his supervisor after he was shot, and his supervisor then called 911,” Yahoo Sports relayed.

Written by Sam Amico

Sam Amico is the assistant managing editor-newsdesk at OutKick. He is also the co-founder and senior writer at, and has covered the NBA for nearly 20 years, including his time at Sports Illustrated, FOX Sports and CBS Sports. A native of Akron, Ohio, his writing career began in Wyoming.


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  1. Such an awful situation especially cause of the kids. I hope the families of the victims have the strength to get through this senseless crime, but that’s easier said then done there lives will never be the same after this cause of this monster. I want to see what comes out after the cte analysis comes back. If he has some I’ll never let that be an excuse and some people out here in sports media will try to make it one

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