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Police defend releasing man who is accused of shooting ex-NFL star Joe McKnight

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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.”