Joe McKnight’s Killer, Ronald Gasser Released, No Charges Filed
Ronald Gasser, the 54-year-old man, who shot and killed 28-year-old former NFL player Joe McKnight in cold blood during a road rage incident in New Orleans, has been released without charges.
Here’s the scoop via TMZ:
The man who shot Joe McKnight has been released from custody and no charges have been filed yet … this according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Dept.
We spoke with a rep who tells us 54-year-old Ronald Gasser — a white male — was questioned and released “sometime overnight” after officials believed they had no reason to hold him any longer.
The Sheriff’s Dept. tells us … Gasser “definitely” shot the ex-NFL running back — but there are “questions about the circumstances surrounding what led up to it.”
The rep tells us the investigation is still very much open and the case could go to the grand jury or the district attorney, which will decide whether or not charges should be filed.
An eyewitness said she was leaving a store in the area when she saw Gasser at the intersection yelling at McKnight, who was trying to apologize.
She said the shooter shot the man, stood over him and said “I told you don’t you f— with me.” Then he fired again, she said.
But, he went home without being charged?!?!