Former NFL running back Joe McKnight, 28, died at the scene after being the shooting victim of a road rage incident in a suburb of New Orleans. Police have named the shooter, 54-year old Ronald Gasser. He stayed at the scene and handed a gun to police before being arrested.
McKnight was driving a 4×4 alongside Gasser when witnesses said a dispute erupted at a set of traffic lights.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said: “The two vehicles came to stop at this location, side by side. We are interviewing a number of witnesses, as well as Mr Gasser, is that Mr Gasser did in fact shoot Mr McKnight. We will be releasing additional details as we get through these interviews.”
McKnight played college football for USC, and then went on to play three years for the New York Jets and one with the Kansas City Chiefs, when he appeared in two games back in 2014. He had one rush for three yards.