In a tragic piece of news a former NFL player has lost his life under shocking circumstances.
According to the Times Picayune, former NFL running back Joe McKnight was identified as the man who was shot dead Thursday (Dec. 1) afternoon in Terrytown, Louisiana. He was 28 years old.
The shooting reportedly occurred in the early afternoon on Thursday and is believed to stem from an apparent incident of road rage.
As per an eyewitness at the scene, a man was at the intersection of Behrman Highway and Holmes Boulevard 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.
"He didn't deserve it," said McKnight's cousin Roxanne Lundy. "He was a good guy, it was 100 percent unnecessary."
Unbelievably, the shooter stayed on the scene and turned his gun in to authorities. Ronald Gasser, 54, was in custody and was being questioned, the sheriff said. McKnight was reportedly unarmed and no gun was found outside of his vehicle.
McKnight was born in the area and was a local high school standout. He played for the New York Jets and the Kansas City Chiefs and attended University of Southern California. He was also a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the CFL (Canadian Football League).
Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends after this senseless killing.
Source: The Times Picayune · Photo Credit: The Football Feed