An apparent road range incident in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, ended with the shooting death of former NFL player Joe McKnight.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office tells HipHollywood that around 2:43 p.m., the local 911 center received a call saying a person was shot near the intersection of Holmes Boulevard and Behrman Highway in Terrytown.
Upon arrival, officials confirmed that the victim, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds, was 28-year-old McKnight.
We are told that deputies performed CPR as they waited for the arrival of EMS. Unfortunately, McKnight, who was driving an Audi SUV, didn’t make it and was pronounced dead on the scene.
According to the sheriff’s department, the suspect, identified as 54-year-old Ronald Gasser, remained on the scene after the shooting and is currently being questioned by Homicide detectives.
According to reports, McKnight and Gasser were arguing when the suspect pulled out a gun and fired. Apparently, Gasser stood over McKnight’s body and said, “I told you not to f*ck with me.” That’s when he allegedly shot again.
Officials have also confirmed to HipHollywood that, during the time of the incident, McKnight did not have a weapon on him.
McKnight played college football at USC before being drafted by the NY Jets in the fourth round in 2010. The former running back also played for the Kansas City Chiefs before transitioning into the Canadian Football League.
The Jets responded to McKnight’s tragic death via Twitter, writing: “Rest in peace, Joe McKnight. Our thoughts and condolences are with his loved ones.”
The Chiefs also spoke on Twitter, posting: “Our thoughts and prayers are with Joe McKnight and his family. This is a heartbreaking loss.”
Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves
To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.
But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.
“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”
In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.
When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”
Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”
Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday.
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