May he rest in peace, former New York Jet’s player Joe Mcknight Joe McKnight was gunned down in broad daylight Thursday during a road rage incident in the New Orleans area, according to reports. Ron Gassner shouted he voted for Trump as he shot another bullet into Joe Mcknight who he pulled out of his vehicle according to witnesses.
According to The NY Post:
“I told you don’t you f–k with me,” fumed his alleged killer, 54-year-old Ronald Gasser, moments after he pumped bullets into the Louisiana native, according to a witness who spoke to The Times-Picayune.
Police officials said McKnight, 28, had been arguing with Gasser at an intersection in Terrytown, which is located across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, before the shooting unfolded just after 3 p.m.
It was unclear exactly what they were fighting about, only that it was a traffic dispute. Witnesses said McKnight was sitting in his Audi when the two exchanged words. Gasser then got out of his Infiniti sedan and pulled McKnight from his car, WWL-TV reported. “Mr. Gasser did in fact shoot Mr. McKnight,” Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand explained during a press conference.
“Mr. McKnight did not have a gun in his possession,” he said. “Our officers arrived on the scene and immediately began administering CPR.”
McKnight’s death will likely draw comparisons to the death of former Saints defensive lineman Will Smith — who was also shot and killed in New Orleans earlier this year following a car accident.
Tributes began to pour in on Twitter Thursday afternoon from grief-stricken NFL players and former Jets teammates.