TERRYTOWN, La. — Former New York Jets player Joe McNight was killed in a highway shooting outside New Orleans Thursday afternoon.
Joe McKnight, 28, was found with gunshot wounds at the intersection of Behrman Highway and Holmes Boulevard about 2:43 p.m. in Terrytown, a suburb New Orleans.
McKnight was standing outside his vehicle when he was shot.
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The alleged shooter, identified as Ronald Gasser, 54, stayed at the scene and handed over his weapon to police when they arrived, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand told WGNO.
Reports say McKnight and Gasser allegedly got into an argument at the intersection when the shooting happened.
Gasser was taken into custody and is being questioned on the incident.
McKnight did not have a weapon on him at the time of the shooting, but authorities are still waiting on a search warrant for his and Gasser's vehicles.
Charges are expected to be filed against Gasser, but it's unclear what they are, Sheriff's spokesman Col. John Fortunato said.
McKnight is a native of Kenner, Louisiana, and a former John Curtis High School football standout who played for the University of Southern California, the New York Jets and the Kansas City Chiefs.
This is the second time this year that a former NFL player has been shot and killed in the New Orleans area because of a road rage incident. Trial is set to start Monday for Cardell Hayes, who's accused of shooting and killing former New Orleans Saint Will Smith and shooting and injuring his wife in the Garden District in April after a traffic crash and subsequent altercation.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.