Ex-NFL player Joe McKnight killed in argument with motorist

FILE - This is a 2013 file photo showing New York Jets running back Joe McKnight. McKnight was arrested last week in New Jersey for outstanding traffic warrants after being stopped by police.  McKnight was pulled over last Tuesday morning, July 30, 2013, an off day for players from camp at SUNY Cortland, for changing lanes without signaling, according to Hanover Township Police Chief Steve Gallagher. After stopping McKnight, police discovered the two outstanding warrants: one for failure to produce an insurance card in Summit, N.J., while the other was for failure to observe a traffic signal in Springfield. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - This is a 2013 file photo showing New York Jets running back Joe McKnight. McKnight was arrested last week in New Jersey for outstanding traffic warrants after being stopped by police. McKnight was pulled over last Tuesday morning, July 30, 2013, an off day for players from camp at SUNY Cortland, for changing lanes without signaling, according to Hanover Township Police Chief Steve Gallagher. After stopping McKnight, police discovered the two outstanding warrants: one for failure to produce an insurance card in Summit, N.J., while the other was for failure to observe a traffic signal in Springfield. (AP Photo/File)

ERRYTOWN, La. – Former NFL player Joe McKnight has been shot to death following an argument at an intersection with another motorist.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says it happened about 2:43 p.m. Thursday in Terrytown, a suburb of New Orleans.

Normand says 28-year-old McKnight was standing outside his car when he was shot by 54-year-old Ronald Gasser.

Normand says Gasser stayed at the scene and relinquished his weapon to responding officers. He says Gasser is in custody and being questioned.

Sheriff’s spokesman Col. John Fortunato says they’re anticipating charging Gasser but it’s unclear with what.

McKnight, who played for the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs, is the second NFL player this year to die as a result of a possible road-rage incident. Saints player Will Smith was killed in April.

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