A man who shot and killed a former NFL player during an apparent road rage incident has been released without charges.
Joe McKnight, a former New Orleans high school star, was shot dead about 3 p.m. Thursday during an argument at an intersection in Terrytown, reported The Times-Picayune.
A witness said she saw a man, later identified as 54-year-old Ronald Gasser, yelling at the 28-year-old McKnight, who was attempting to apologize.
Witnesses said Gasser, who is white, pulled McKnight, who is black, from his Audi, argued with him and then shot him more than once as he stood over him.
“I told you not to f*ck with me,” Gasser said, before firing once more at McKnight as he lay on the ground.
McKnight, who last played in the NFL in 2014, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Gasser was taken to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office for questioning but was released overnight without charges, reported The Advocate.