Alonzo Adams (Phillip Adams’ Father) Bio, Age, Wife, Children and Family

Alonzo Adams (Phillip Adams' Father)
Alonzo Adams (Phillip Adams’ Father)

Alonzo Adams Biography

Alonzo Adams is an American national well known for being the father of the late Phillip Adams a former American professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League. Phillip played college football for the South Carolina State Bulldogs and was drafted in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.

Alonzo Adams Son’s Death – Phillip Adams Death

According to, The gunman who shot down five people – including a well-known doctor, his wife, and their two young grandchildren – is former NFL player Phillip Adams, who killed himself early Thursday, a source told the Associated Press.

The victims were found Wednesday evening at a home in Rock Hill. They died as a result of gunshot wounds, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office.

Adams’ parents live near the doctor’s home, and he has been treated by the doctor in the past, according to AP’s source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly. The source said Adams, 33, then later killed himself.

The incident was the latest mass shooting to rock the nation in recent weeks, including 10 people slain in Boulder, Colorado, eight in the Atlanta area, and four in Orange, California.

Phillip Adams’s Father and Family

His father revealed that his son killed Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69, and two of their grandchildren, 9-year-old Adah Lesslie and 5-year-old Noah Lesslie, a law enforcement source told the Associated Press.

Adams’ parents lived near Rock Hill and the football player had been treated by the doctor at one point, the person told The Associated Press. The York County Coroner’s Office later confirmed Adams as the gunman.

“I don’t think he ever did anybody any harm. All I can say is we pray for the family,” Alonzo Adams told WCNC-TV. “He used to be my doctor a long time ago. I know they were good folks down there. We’re gonna keep them in our prayers.”

Alonzo Adams told the station that police investigators came to his home Wednesday night, and that his son killed himself inside the home.