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Old 12-03-2016, 04:25 AM
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just read an article that the suspect was involved in another incident in 06 at the same intersection where McKnight was killed that resulted in a psychical altercation...they just released this punk from custody but hopefully they find enough evidence to lock up this nutcase forever..
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just read an article that the suspect was involved in another incident in 06 at the same intersection where McKnight was killed that resulted in a psychical altercation...they just released this punk from custody but hopefully they find enough evidence to lock up this nutcase forever..
Charges in the first case were dropped.

With the laws they have in Louisiana, and with McKnight leaving his vehicle and in close proximity to the shooter when he was killed, this guy will probably walk. He'll claim that McKnight was the aggressor, which will be corroborated by McKnight leaving his vehicle. He'll claim he was in fear for his life, and fired in "self defense".

It'll be a case of "self defense" that will be hard to prove otherwise, since McKnight can't tell his side of the story, and the "witness" has absolutely zero credibility since she claimed the shooter was out of his vehicle and standing over McKnight when he fired the last shot.

She should already be in jail, since her statement was so blatantly false.
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But we're talking about Louisiana.
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just read an article that the suspect was involved in another incident in 06 at the same intersection where McKnight was killed that resulted in a psychical altercation...they just released this punk from custody but hopefully they find enough evidence to lock up this nutcase forever..
Sounds like a really sweet guy.

The interesting part is that McKnight was standing near the passenger window.

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Past charge for accused Joe McKnight killer was for road rage, at same intersection of Thursday slaying
BY RAMON ANTONIO VARGAS
DEC 2, 2016 - 8:08 PM

Ten years before he admitted to fatally shooting former NFL pro Joe McKnight on a Terrytown street on Thursday, Ronald Gasser was accused of chasing down and punching a man at that same intersection in a bizarre incident sparked by a complaint about his erratic driving, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.

That 2006 incident was said to have been the culmination of a road rage incident, as McKnight's killing was, the Sheriff's Office said Friday. Another man told The New Orleans Advocate that he, too, has had a couple of hairy encounters with Gasser, though he never reported them and they couldn't be independently verified.

Gasser's first known brush with authorities happened after a 51-year-old man from Marrero called 911 in Jefferson Parish to report that another man was driving a red pickup truck unsafely on Holiday Drive, in the New Orleans neighborhood of Algiers. The truck had a phone number that motorists could call to report unsafe driving, and the man dialed it, the Sheriff's Office said.

Gasser picked up and told the caller he was the person driving the truck in question, the Sheriff's Office said. An argument ensued; the caller then pulled into a gasoline station to refuel his car at the intersection of Holmes Boulevard and Behrman Highway, just past the Jefferson Parish line, the Sheriff's Office said.

Gasser followed the caller, confronted him and began striking him "with a closed first several times," the Sheriff's Office said. Gasser then left, and the other man called 911, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Investigators eventually found Gasser and gave him a misdemeanor court summons for simple battery, a charge that prosecutors later dismissed, as The New Orleans Advocate had previously reported.

In a statement, the Sheriff's Office said, "We will continue to research this matter in order to determine the reason for the dismissal. Once we are able to determine (that), we will report the outcome of our review."

According to the Sheriff's Office, Gasser on Thursday admitted that he shot McKnight to death at Behrman and Holmes, a few miles from New Orleans' Crescent City Connection bridge, where one of the two men apparently had cut the other off while driving.

Both men then exited on Gen. de Gaulle Drive, turned right on Behrman Highway and pulled up side-by-side near the gasoline station at the intersection of Behrman and Holmes, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said, citing reports from eyewitnesses as well as a statement from Gasser.

The sheriff said Gasser appears to have fired three times from inside his vehicle — where the shell casings were found — while McKnight stood near Gasser's passenger window.

Normand said authorities opted against immediately booking Gasser with a crime after questioning him because "if you rush to judgment from the beginning and make a strategic error, it makes it very difficult to recover later.”

Normand acknowledged that the state’s “stand your ground” self-defense law could be a factor moving forward, though investigators were not finished interviewing witnesses Friday. The Sheriff's Office characterized the deadly incident as "road rage" but declined to say who was the aggressor.

In Louisiana, someone not engaged in “unlawful activity” has no obligation to retreat before using deadly force to defend themselves from danger. Still, a killing must be deemed necessary in order to be justifiable.

Normand said no evidence so far indicates the shooting was racially motivated, an assertion echoed by U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite. And Normand said his agency is pursuing the investigation aggressively, pointing out that McKnight's stepfather once served as a Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office deputy.

McKnight, 28, was black while Gasser, 54, is white, and local civil rights groups questioned why Gasser was released so quickly, a topic stoking intense debate on social media even before the Sheriff's Office divulged information about the prior incident.

The Sheriff's Office on Friday noted that Gasser's alleged victim in the 2006 incident was white.

Earlier this week, The New Orleans Advocate spoke with another man who claimed that he recognized Gasser on the news from their neighborhood and earlier confrontations on the road.

"He’s been like this. He’s been road raging," Mohammad Mussa said.

Mussa said he passed Gasser’s Infiniti sometime shortly before Halloween 2015, but Gasser then sped ahead of him and tried to race him down Behrman Highway. "I got to the red light. He started cursing me out, and I started cursing him," Mussa said.

Only the presence of a nearby Sheriff’s Office vehicle prevented the situation from worsening, he said.

Another time, on Terry Parkway, Gasser tried to race him again, Mussa said. "He rolled his window down and he told me 'F*** you' and he rolled off," Mussa said.

Mussa recalled telling his wife, after that interaction, that the other driver "needs to slow down. They need to take his car away from him."

Despite that, Mussa said neither of the interactions resulted in a police report.

Joe McKnight helped John Curtis Christian High School in River Ridge win three Louisiana state championships, scoring more than 50 touchdowns during his last two seasons there. He later played for the University of Southern California as well as the NFL's New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs.

In three seasons with New York, he set a team record with a 107-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, and he caught two TD passes in Kansas City. But a torn Achilles tendon limited him to just two games in his lone season with Kansas City and disrupted his career.

McKnight rehabbed the injury at a number of facilities in and around his hometown of Kenner before playing for two pro teams in the Canadian Football League this year. Apparently impressed with how he picked up an average of 6 yards each time he ran the ball in Canada, the Minnesota Vikings had been in touch with Joe McKnight about a possible return to the NFL, said McKnight's brother, Jonathan McKnight.

Meanwhile, until that panned out, Joe McKnight spent his final days keeping in shape and working at a local mental health hospital, his friends and family said.

"It's shocking to me i can't see my brother no more," McKnight's brother, former college football player Jonathan McKnight, said Friday. "I am still trying to wrap my head around everything."

http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orlea...e=lift_amplify
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Sounds like a really sweet guy.

The interesting part is that McKnight was standing near the passenger window.
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There are much better parts of a squirrel to eat, beside the brain.

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