Ex-NFL player Joe McKnight, 28, was shot and killed Thursday afternoon during an altercation at an intersection in Terrytown, Louisiana.
The suspect in the shooting was 54-year-old Ronald Gasser, who was taken into custody at the scene, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand confirmed. “Mr. Gasser did, in fact, shoot Mr. McKnight. We will be releasing additional details as we get through these interviews with these witnesses,” Normand said. “Mr. McKnight did not have a gun in his possession.”
A witness at the scene told the Times-Picayune she was leaving a store in the area when she saw a man at the intersection yelling at another man, who was trying to apologize. The man who was yelling shot the other man more than once, she said.
Detectives are questioning Gasser.
McKnight played college football at USC and had an NFL career with the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs, before before entering the Canadian Football league after being cut by the Chiefs in 2015.