Joe McKnight Shooter Arrested for Manslaughter

Ronald Gasser has been arrested.

After shooting former NFL and Canadian football player, Joe McKnight, during a road rage incident, authorities brought in Gassar for questioning, but later released him. But now, he has been arrested for manslaughter.

Authorities say, according to nola.com, that Gassar shot and killed McKnight on Dec. 1 in Terrytown—just outside of New Orleans. In the event the way Gasser shot McKnight, Sheriff Newell Normand said there is consideration of the “stand-your-ground” law. Hence, the law says a person doesn’t have to retreat from someone when the prospect of life-threatening harm appears imminent.

Normand said police officers have this same defense, too.