For­mer Jet McKnight fa­tally shot in Louisiana

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

For­mer New York Jet Joe McKnight was shot to death after an ar­gu­ment at an in­ter­sec­tion with an­other mo­torist In Ter­ry­town, La., au­thor­i­ties said. McKnight played three sea­sons for the Jets.

For­mer New York Jet player Joe McKnight has been shot to death fol­low­ing an ar­gu­ment at an in­ter­sec­tion with an­other mo­torist.

Jef­fer­son Par­ish Sher­iff Newell Nor­mand says it hap­pened about 2:43 p.m. Thurs­day in Ter­ry­town, a sub­urb of New Or­leans.

Nor­mand says 28-yearold McKnight was stand­ing out­side his car when he was shot by 54-yearold Ronald Gasser.

Nor­mand says Gasser stayed at the scene and re­lin­quished his weapon to re­spond­ing of­fi­cers. He says Gasser is in cus­tody and be­ing ques­tioned.

Sher­iff’s spokesman Col. John For­tu­nato says they’re an­tic­i­pat­ing charg­ing Gasser but it’s un­clear with what.

McKnight was drafted by the Jets in 2010 after play­ing his col­lege ball at USC. Pri­mar­ily a run­ning back and re­turn spe­cial­ist, he was also a cor­ner­back for the Jets. He played for them from 2010 to 2012.

McKnight, who also played for the Kansas City Chiefs, is the sec­ond NFL player this year to die as a re­sult of a pos­si­ble road-rage in­ci­dent. Saints player Will Smith was killed in April.

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