Man who shot ex-NFL player charged with manslaughter

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)

HARVEY, La. (AP) – The man who fatally shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight has been arrested and jailed on a charge of manslaughter.

Jail records show 54-year-old Ronald Gasser was arrested late Monday.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand has called a news conference for 10 a.m. Tuesday to discuss the case.

Gasser was released last week without charges pending further investigation of McKnight’s death.

Normand said Thursday’s shooting was the result of an apparent road-rage incident.

When deputies arrived, the sheriff said Gasser handed them his gun and confessed to killing McKnight.

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