Ronald Gasser admitted to police to shooting and killing former N.F.L. player Joe McKnight in Louisiana – however he was let go and freed on bond after the incident. Four days later, Monday Gasser has finally been arrested and charged with manslaughter in the road rage incident.
The death of Mr. McKnight, 28, a former player for the New York Jets, after what the authorities described as a “road rage” confrontation has captured wide attention amid a national debate about shootings and race. Mr. Gasser is white, and Mr. McKnight was black.
Mr. Gasser was charged after investigators conducted more than 160 interviews and spoke to Mr. Gasser for more than 12 hours.
Many have expressed their feelings over the incident calling the officials slow in their actions because of the race of the two men. In a news briefing, the sheriff, read aloud obscene internet comments that had been directed at elected officials after Mr. Gasser’s release.