NFL Star Shot, Killed During Road Rage Incident

Joe McKnight, 28, a former NFL player, was shot and killed in New Orleans yesterday. As WGNO reports, he lost his life after an apparent road rage incident.

The investigation is ongoing, but Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand provided some details.

"The only thing we know at this time ... because everything else would be conjecture ... is that Mr. Gasser did, in fact, shoot Mr. McKnight. We will be releasing additional details as we get through these interviews with these witnesses, as well as Mr. Gasser," he said.

Reports indicate that McKnight’s vehicle was side-by-side with a vehicle driven by 54-year-old Ronald Gasser, who is said to have shot and killed McKnight. Gasser remained on the scene and handed his weapons over to the authorities, and he’s been hauled in for questioning.

There’s no clarity on what led to the shooting, but McKnight was unarmed at the time of his death. This marks the second time a former NFL player has lost his life in the area of New Orleans over the past year. Back in April, former New Orleans Saints standout Will Smith was shot and killed as well - also after a traffic incident.

Source: WGNO
Photo: NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune/Michael DeMocker

McKnight killed during a road rage incident.

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