Ronald Gasser New Orleans, Louisiana, Joe McKnight Killer

Who shot Joe McKnight? 54-year-old Ronald Gasser of New Orleans, Louisiana.  The image below shows the shooter in custody.  Gasser lives in Gretna, Louisiana.  The city is located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, across the river from New Orleans.  The shooting occurred on Thursday, December 1, 2016 around 3:00 PM in Terrytown, Louisiana.

Gasser shot Joe McKnight after an argument at an intersection.  He was 28-years-old and unarmed at the time of his death.  McKnight was born on April 16, 1988 in Kenner, Louisiana.  He attended the University of Southern California where he played football for the USC Trojans.  In 2010 he was drafted by the New York Jets.  In 2014, he played for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Ronald Gasser New Orleans Louisiana Joe McKnight Killer
Ronald Gasser New Orleans Louisiana Joe McKnight Killer

Following McKnight’s years of NFL football, he played in the CFL.  Sadly, the incident is similar to the murder of former NFL player, Will Smith.  McKnight was a hometown hero, as proven by the tweet below:

Joe attended John Curtis Christian High School located in River Ridge, Louisiana.  In 2005, he scored 22 touchdowns, leading his team to a state championship.

Now is the time to do something about gun violence.  The video below provides additional details about the horrific incident.

By Jason John

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