Suspect in mass shooting that killed 5 in South Carolina played in the NFL

first_imgcarlballou/iStockBy William Mansell and Emily Shapiro, ABC News(ROCK HILL, S.C.) — Five people are dead, including a doctor and two of his grandchildren, following a shooting at a home in Rock Hill, South Carolina, on Wednesday afternoon, according to the York County Sheriff’s Office.The suspect, 32-year-old Phillip Adams, was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at a nearby home, the York County Sheriff’s Office said.Adams, a Rock Hill native, was a former NFL player, according to ESPN. He was drafted by San Francisco in the seventh round out of South Carolina State in 2010 and played as a reserve defensive back for five teams in six years from 2010 to 2015.The victims were identified as Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70; his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69; their grandchildren, 9-year-old Adah Lesslie and 5-year-old Noah Lesslie; and James Lewis, 39, who was working at the home at the time he was shot, authorities said.A sixth person was also shot and survived, officials said.Lewis and the surviving victim — who was in critical condition Thursday morning — were air conditioning techs who were found shot by their work vans, York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson said.Robert Lesslie was a well-known doctor in Rock Hill, ABC Charlotte affiliate WSOC reported. He spent many years working in emergency rooms in the Charlotte area, according to his website biography.The sheriff said, “Dr. Lesslie was a pillar in this community.”“He had treated me in the past,” he said.Robert Lesslie and his wife had four children and five grandchildren, his website biography said.Robert and Barbara Lesslie in a photo posted to Robert Lesslie’s website.The Lesslie family said in a statement, “We are truly in the midst of the unimaginable. The losses we are suffering cannot be uttered at this time.”The family said, “If you would like to do something for the family, Adah and Noah would want you to stock the free pantries and libraries in your community. Barbara and Robert would want you to be good stewards of what you are given, leaving every place better than it was before you got there.”All the deaths are being investigated as homicides, according to the York County Coroner’s Office.The York County Coroner’s Office said Adams was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound at a nearby home on the same road as the Lesslies, following a standoff.“We did recover evidence at the scene that linked Mr. Adams to that area definitively,” Tolson said at a news conference Thursday.A motive has not been determined, Tolson said.“There is nothing about this right now that makes sense to any of us,” the sheriff said.Rock Hill is about 26 miles south of Charlotte, North Carolina.South Carolina Rep. Ralph Norman said Robert and Barbara Lesslie were his close friends.“Through the decades, they made such an incredible impact on our area and the lives of countless people,” Norman said in a statement.“It is impossible to imagine the grief that the extended Lesslie family must be feeling,” he said. “I also want to send my sincere condolences to the family of James Lewis.”Joel and Steven Long, co-owners of GSM Services, the company which employed Lewis and the man who was shot and survived, said in a statement, “Our team at GSM Services is heart broken.”“Both men involved in this incident are long-standing, beloved members of our family at GSM. These men embody the values we strive to achieve at GSM and are family focused, up-beat, and wonderful team members who cared about all the people they encountered,” the Longs said. “In the coming days, our focus is on helping these families and our team members cope with this tragedy.”ABC News’ Rachel Katz and Alexandra Faul contributed to this report.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Penguins’ player has the right idea

first_img Share this post 3 Forums Home Sign in to follow this   36 225 posts Location:Tacoma, WA All Activity Link to post By Blue Falcon, September 26, 2006 in Sports Logo News 36 Blue Falcon 106 posts 8 The jersey itself isn’t that bad. It’s actually well designed if you ask me. It’s just the logo. gbasalmon Posted September 26, 2006 All Activity Share this post Share on other sites Share this post 79 This is clearly the right way to deal with the new Sabres jersey….just tear that sucker off before it offends people! I think the fact that the gusset screws up the intended effect on the Penguins jersey looks more ridiculous than the Sabres jersey myself, but it’s probably just me… eww7633 capn89 Posted September 26, 2006 Link to post 8 Penguins’ player has the right idea Sports Logo News The jersey itself isn’t that bad. It’s actually well designed if you ask me. It’s just the logo. Except for the fact that if you look at it, flat, it almost looks like a woman’s body… which might explain a lot of things. Posted September 26, 2006 Location:Long Island, NY Share on other sites BBM Followers 0 Share this post Link to post Share this post Sign in to follow this   Share on other sites BBM Go To Topic Listing 36 79 Posted September 26, 2006 This is clearly the right way to deal with the new Sabres jersey….just tear that sucker off before it offends people! I think the fact that the gusset screws up the intended effect on the Penguins jersey looks more ridiculous than the Sabres jersey myself, but it’s probably just me… Are you talking about the gold stripes not meeting on the side there? 0 eww7633 0 Members Members Followers 0 0 gbasalmon Link to post SportsLogos.Net Sports Logo News Penguins’ player has the right idea 3 2,826 posts Posted September 26, 2006 Blue Falcon 36 GhostOfChristmassPast Members The jersey itself isn’t that bad. It’s actually well designed if you ask me. It’s just the logo. Except for the fact that if you look at it, flat, it almost looks like a woman’s body… which might explain a lot of things. A Simple Fix?center_img eww7633 1,767 posts Members 6 Members Members 0 Location:Tacoma, WA Penguins’ player has the right idea Posted September 26, 2006 0 Share this post Share on other sites Link to post Link to post Location:New Jersey GhostOfChristmassPast 36 3 0 6 Share on other sites 6 gbasalmon Posted September 26, 2006 Sports Logos This is clearly the right way to deal with the new Sabres jersey….just tear that sucker off before it offends people! Share on other sites capn89 0 Members I couldn’t think of anything clever… 0 3 Share this post 1,489 posts Recommended Posts 0 This topic is now closed to further replies. 3 Link to post 79 Share this post 3 Piping Free Share on other sites I couldn’t think of anything clever… Members eww7633 It has to be that way. That is where the sleeve meets the body of the jersey. Trust me, you can’t tell when the Pens play. Its just a necessity of design. This is clearly the right way to deal with the new Sabres jersey….just tear that sucker off before it offends people! I think the fact that the gusset screws up the intended effect on the Penguins jersey looks more ridiculous than the Sabres jersey myself, but it’s probably just me… Are you talking about the gold stripes not meeting on the side there? Yeppers, it just looks sloppy… 0 Sports Logos 0 Share on other sites 660 posts Link to post 225 posts gbasalmon 36 SportsLogos.Net Forums Home 660 posts Posted September 26, 2006 8last_img read more

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Twiddling thumbs…

first_img…or thumbs on the scale?If anyone wanted to know how to subvert a constitution, they only have to look at the farce going on in GECOM, after the tragedy in the CCJ, which refused to do its duty and issue a specific order after its judgement on the NCM. Our Constitution has been treated worse than toilet paper…even though that’s thrown away, at least it’s done AFTER the mess is cleaned up. Right now, we’re still stuck with the mess the PNC caused in its desperate gambit to rig its way back into office.In all of this, the PNC and its leader David Granger formed a tag team with GECOM to make a mockery of the Constitution. This was all carefully planned by Granger early in the day when he blatantly refused to follow the Constitution’s clear directive that the all-important Chair must be selected from a list provided by the Opposition Leader. He insisted he’d select James Patterson and only James Patterson, who was on none of the three lists Jagdeo submitted. And Patterson it was!Now, Patterson wasn’t selected for any special knowledge of elections; in fact, he had absolutely none!! He was chosen because, like his predecessors Jackman and Bollers, he would ask, “How high”, when told to jump by the PNC!! The NCM by the PPP came out of the blue…and momentarily threw the PNC into a loop. You can still see how bitter they are with Charrandas voting his conscience by looking at the nasty names they still label him: “Treachery”, “Judas” and “snake” are some of the milder ones!!But it’s par for the treacherous course we’re traversing to note that none of those words are being used to describe Patterson’s final act of perfidy when he ordered “H2H” registration even after the CCJ had ruled that his appointment was illegal. Never mind the mysterious “ex ante” Gazetted notice which suddenly appeared: THAT didn’t fool anyone! Something was foul in the state of Guyana.When the new Chair was chosen after talks between Granger and Jagdeo, some hoped the Gordian knot had been cut. But not your Eyewitness!! Go back to the record in this space and you’ll see that the minute Claudette Singh said she’ll be meeting the Commissioner teams separately he smelled a rat! If she wanted to follow the Constitution and schedule elections ASAP, she knew she’d have to be the one to change the status quo. She wasn’t living on Mars, was she?!!And from then, matters have continued going downhill, with every decision she’s made: to continue H2H for another 4 days; to merge the two lists, etc.And now to print new IDs??…while marginalising Indo-Caribbean CultureA very poignant letter by a Trinidadian was carried in another section of the press about the performances in her island for Carifesta XIV. Noting that Indians are a plurality in Trinidad, Guyana and Suriname and the largest ethnic minority in the Caribbean, she noted there was only token representation of Indian Caribbean culture. But then, it’s been like that from the very first one here in Guyana in 1972, hasn’t it??She noted that when the topic “Re-imagining Caribbean Futures” was discussed, “They spoke only of pan, moko jumbies, J’ouvert, blue devils, Dame Lorraine, Sailor Mas, etc.  as well as dancehall, reggae, and soca. Not a word from any of them about Divali, Hosay, Ramleela, kassida, Pichakaree, Rath Yatra, chutney, churail, saaphin, tassa, etc.”This becomes more poignant when you realise the day the letter was published – Sept 4, the last ship returning Indian immigrants to India, the MV Resurgent, set sail on Sept 4, 1955. The rest decided the Caribbean was home.But are still made to feel like strangers.…on local contentOnce again, your Eyewitness raises his hands to the heavens and wails at the iniquity and folly of the PNC, who has allowing a modern “Rape of the Sabines”.It dawdled to craft and enforce a local content policy.last_img read more

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