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Ex-NFL running back killed in apparent road-rage incident

Joe McKnight dies in shooting in Louisiana

NEW ORLEANS – Former NFL running back Joe McKnigh died Thursday afternoon in a suburb of New Orleans, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. He was 28.

Police arrested Ronald Gasser, 54, for shooting McKnight several times, after he got out of his car.

Col. John N. Fortunato reported detectives were investigating the homicide as a "possible road-rage incident." 

After playing for the University of South California, McKnight played with the New York Jets and the Kansas City Chiefs. 


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