This is just senseless. Joe McKnight, a former NFL player, was shot and killed during a road rage incident in Louisiana. 

The shooting occurred inTerrytown, La. on Thursday (Dec. 1) afternoon. McKnight was just 28 years old.


Family members at the scene identified the victim as Joe McKnight, a former NFL player and local high school football standout. McKnight, 28, who went to John Curtis Christian School in River Ridge, played college football for USC, and then went on to play for the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs. He also played in the Canadian Football League. 

The shooting, reported about 3 p.m., occurred at the intersection of Behrman Highway and Holmes Boulevard.

A witness, who declined to give her name, said 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.

She said the shooter shot the man, stood over him and said “I told you don’t you f— with me.” Then he fired again, she said. 

The authorities have detained who they believe to be the shooter, a 54-year-old white man named Ronald Gasser.

McKnight was reportedly unarmed.

Photo:  AP

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