Dr Robert Leslie, 70, of Rock Hill, died Wednesday in a shooting accident

March 7, 2023

dr robert leslie

dr. robert leslie always tried to see God in everyone he met, even in the midst of tragedy and crisis.

He was a prominent doctor who devoted his career to meeting the needs of patients and their families. He served as a medical director at several of the busiest ERs in the Charlotte area and wrote several books about his experiences with emergency patients.

His site says he enjoyed writing, golf, hunting, bagpiping and other renaissance activities. He also loved spoiling his grandchildren and patching up aches and pains.

The 70-year-old doctor, his wife Barbara and two of their grandchildren were killed Wednesday in a hail of bullets when a former NFL player opened fire in their South Carolina home, according to the York County Coroner’s Office and sources. Adams, a safety and special teams player who played for the Seahawks, 49ers, Raiders and Jets, took his own life after the shooting.

Adams had lived near the doctor’s parents, who also live in Rock Hill. He was treated by the doctor and had visited his parents’ home on several occasions, according to a person briefed on the investigation who spoke to AP on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

Authorities have not yet determined a motive for the shooting, but Adams had reportedly been suffering from depression, according to an AP report citing a person familiar with his case. He also may have had long-lasting concussion-related injuries from playing football.


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