Former NY Jets player, Joe McKnight, was gunned down Thursday afternoon after an altercation involving an apparent road rage incident. The tragedy happened at a New Orleans intersection.
Via NY Daily News:
The shooting, which was reported at 3 p.m., occurred after an argument at an intersection in Terrytown, La., the Jefferson Parish Sherriff’s Office told The Times-Picayune.
The shooter has been identified as 54-year-old Ronald Gasser, according to the Times-Picayune. Gasser reportedly remained at the scene and gave his gun to authorities. He is reportedly in custody.
A witness told the newspaper she observed one man yelling at another at the intersection. One man, McKnight, was “trying to apologize,” as the man yelling then shot him multiple times.
The shooter then “stood over” the victim and said “I told you don’t f–k with me” before firing another shot, according to the witness.
The Jets drafted McKnight in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL draft out of USC. He spent three years with the Jets before being cut in training camp in 2013. During training camp that year, McKnight failed a conditioning test and was arrested in New Jersey for outstanding traffic violations.
McKnight played two games for the Chiefs in 2014 and has been out of the NFL since then.
McKnight was 28-years-old.
Prayers for his loved ones.