Man who gunned down ex-NFL player Joe McKnight charged with manslaughter
Ronald Gasser, the white man who allegedly shot former NFL player Joe McKnight last week, has been arrested and charged with manslaughter.
The New Orleans Advocate reports that the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office took Gasser into custody late on Monday night and charged him for his role in the killing of the 27-year-old McKnight, a former running back who played four seasons in the NFL.
According to authorities, Gasser fatally shot McKnight this past Thursday from within his car during a “road rage” incident in New Orleans suburb of Terrytown, Louisiana.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office was heavily criticized last week after it released Gasser, as it said it still needed to learn more about what had happened before it could justify keeping him in custody.