Former Jets Running Back, Joe McKnight Killed In New Orleans
Former Jets running back, Joe McKnight, was murdered Thursday afternoon in a New Orleans. According to reports he was shot around 3 p.m. in what's being called a road range incident. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Department reported to the Times Picayune, that the shooting occurred in an intersection of a suburb in Terrytown, La.(about 5 miles from New Orleans)
Witnesses say the 28-year old athlete got into a verbal dispute with another motorist, that quickly turned fatal. A female bystander told the paper, she seen the two men arguing and heard McKnight "trying to apologize." Then the other man shot the football star multiple times. The woman stated the shooter stood over McKnight and said, "I told you don't **uk with me," and shot the mortally wounded football player again at close range.
The shooter, Ronald Gasser, is in custody at this time and the murder and an investigation is ongoing. McKnight was drafted by the Jets in the fourth round of the NFL draft I n 2010, straight outta USC. He would only be with the team for three years, before getting cut in 2013. The former running back failed his condition test and was later arrested for outstanding traffic violations in New Jersey.
Many star athletes expressed their condolences to the late players family. Peep some to the tweets below:
McKnight was picked up by the Chiefs in 2014, played two games and hasn't played since then. McKnight is the second NFL star to be murdered in New Orleans. Earlier this year former Saints D-lineman, Will Smith, was also murdered after a road rage incident in the middle of a intersection.
R.I.P. to them both...STOP THE VIOLENCE!