ROCK HILL, S.C. — A man injured at a South Carolina home where five people were killed by a former Falcons player has died, his company announced Saturday.
Robert Shook was shot when police said Phillip Adams, who played as a defensive back or the Atlanta Falcons in 2015, broke into a home in Rock Hill last week. Adams shot and killed five people, including a doctor and his family and an HVAC technician working in the home, before turning the gun on himself.
Shook, who was also working on the HVAC system in the home and was the sole survivor, was taken into the hospital in critical condition. He died Saturday, according to a GoFundMe set up by his company.
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His co-worker, James Lewis, 38, from Gastonia, North Carolina, was found dead outside the home. Lewis was a single father of three kids.
The other victims were identified as Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, his wife, Barbara Lesslie, 69, along with their grandchildren Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5. All four victims were found in a bedroom in the home.
“It is with much sadness that we announce that late this afternoon our beloved coworker Robert Shook succumbed to his injuries and passed from this earthly world,” Shook’s company wrote. “We are all heart broken and our attention must turn to comforting each other and Robert’s family. Please keep his family in your prayers tonight and in the coming days as we all face this together.”
Adams lived with his parents down the street from the Lesslie family. Investigators do not have a motive right now and are working hard to find a connection between Adams and the family. There was no indication that Adams was a patient of Dr. Lesslie and they don’t believe anything was taken from the Lesslie home.
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