Former Jet McKnight fatally shot in Louisiana
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.