28-year old former NFL player shot dead in the US 5 years ago

28-year old former NFL player shot dead in the US

The incident occurred in Terrytown, Louisiana on Thursday.

Former NFL player Joe McKnight was shot dead in an apparent road rage incident in a suburb of New Orleans on Thursday.


In a statement, Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said that McKnight was pronounced dead at the scene having suffered “multiple gunshot wounds” following an argument with a 54-year old man at an intersection on Thursday afternoon.

“Sheriff Newell Normand reports, this afternoon, around 2:43 PM, our 911 Center received a call of a subject shot near the intersection of Holmes Boulevard and Behrman Highway in Terrytown,” the statement read.

“Responding offices located the victim, identified Joe McKnight, B/M, 28, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. Our officers began CPR as they awaited the arrival of EMS. Soon thereafter, Mr. McKnight was pronounced dead on the scene.

“The suspect in this investigation, identified as Ronald Gasser, W/M, 54, remained on the scene and was taken into custody. Gasser is currently being questioned by our Homicide detectives at this time. This matter is being investigated as a possible road rage incident.”


McKnight was drafted by the New York Jets in 2010 and stayed there until his release in the summer of 2013. He joined the Kansas City Chiefs in 2014 but suffered injury problems and never really made an impact.

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - SEPTEMBER 21: Running back Joe McKnight #22 of the Kansas City Chiefs scores a third-quarter touchdown against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium on September 21, 2014 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

More recently, he played for the Edmonton Eskimos and the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League (CFL), making his first start in the division under two months ago.