Ex-NFL player Joe McKnight was shot and killed during an alleged road rage incident yesterday (Dec. 1). The shooter, a white man, has been released and has not been charged with any crime.
Reports the New Orleans Advocate:
The man who authorities say shot Joe McKnight has been released from custody, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
Col. John Fortunato, a JPSO spokesman, said no charges have been filed “as of yet” against the man, Ronald Gasser, 54.
“Gasser was released overnight and has not been charged as of yet,” Fortunato said. “The matter remains under investigation.”
A news conference is scheduled for 1pm today.
Witnesses said an argument was heard before shots were fired. McKnight was reportedly unarmed.
Gasser remained on the scene until authorities arrived and he surrendered his weapon.
Before you say it, yes, a white guy shooting a Black man in broad daylight and not even getting arrested, in Louisiana, gets all types of side eyes.