Former NFL running back Joe McKnight was killed outside New Orleans on Thursday in an apparent road rage shooting.
“At approximately 2:43 p.m. today we received a call of a shooting that occurred here at Holmes [Boulevard] and Behrman Highway [in Terrytown],” Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand told ESPN.
“Our officers arrived on the scene and immediately began giving CPR to an individual who was shot and lying on the ground.
The individual who was shot and later pronounced dead was identified as Joe McKnight.
McKnight, 28, played three seasons of football at USC from 2007-2009, before he was drafted by the New York Jets in 2010. McKnight played for the Jets until he was released in 2013. He spent the 2014 season, his last NFL season, with the Kansas City Chiefs. Read more
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