Joe McKnight’s alleged killer captured on murder accusation


The man who allegedly gunned down NFL and USC running back Joe McKnight was arrested Monday on a murder charge, as indicated by online jail records.

A representative for the Jefferson Parish (La.) Sheriff’s Office declined to remark on the capture of 54-year-old Ronald Gasser, who stayed at the scene of Thursday’s deadly shooting and was addressed by police. A news conference was scheduled for 11 a.m. ET Tuesday where details of the case are expected is made public.

Gasser was released from authority Friday morning, in spite of the fact that Jefferson Parish (La.) Sheriff’s Office representative Colonel John Fortunato told  at the time that the occurrence “remains under investigation.”

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said on Friday that the shooting in Terrytown, La., was “the culmination of a road rage incident” and Gasser discharged three shots – every hitting McKnight, who was professed dead at the scene.

Gasser gave over a self-loader handgun to the officers who reacted to the shooting, the sheriff’s specialty said.

Thursday’s violent episode happened at a similar crossing point where Gasser professedly attacked another driver in February 2006.

“During this incident, the victim/reporting person, identified only as a 51-year-old white male from Marrero, called 911 in Jefferson Parish to report that a male subject was driving a red pick-up truck unsafely on Holiday Drive,” according to a news release from the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. “The victim observed a phone number on the truck to call if the vehicle was being operated unsafely. When the victim called the phone number, an individual, later identified as Ronald Gasser, told the victim, he was the one driving the red pick-up truck.”

Gasser took after the man to a service station where Gasser supposedly struck the man a few circumstances. Gasser was accused of battery, in spite of the fact that the charge was later dropped.

McKnight was chosen in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL draft by the New York. He played for the Jets and Kansas City Chiefs, both as a running back and kick returner. McKnight, 28, most as of late played for the Edmonton Eskimos and Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.

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