Louisiana sheriff, Newell Normand, confirmed that investigators released the man who admitted he shot ex-NFL running back, Joe McKnight in a road rage incident that left the athlete dead.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff, told reporters he was confident the suspect, 54-year-old Ronald Gasser, was “not going anywhere. He has been completely cooperative.”
Joe McKnight, a star running back at USC, who played four seasons in the NFL, did not have a gun in his possession when he was shot and killed by Gasser.
The men had been arguing about a traffic incident outside New Orleans on Thursday. The sheriff said there were no indications the shooting was a hate crime. “Everyone wants to make this about race. This is not about race.”