Posted on: December 1, 2016

Homicide Investigation

Sheriff Newell Normand reports, this afternoon, around 2:43 PM, our 911 Center received a call of a subject shot near the intersection of Holmes Boulevard and Behrman Highway in Terrytown.  Responding offices located the victim, identified Joe McKnight, B/M, 28, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.  Our officers began CPR as they awaited the arrival of EMS. Soon thereafter, Mr. McKnight was pronounced dead on the scene. The suspect in this investigation, identified as Ronald Gasser, W/M, 54, remained on the scene and was taken into custody.  Gasser is currently being questioned by our Homicide detectives at this time.

This matter is being investigated as a possible road rage incident. 

Anyone with information that could be helpful in this investigation is asked to call our Homicide Division at 504-364-5300 or CRIMESTOPPERS

Additional details Will be released as they become available.

Colonel John N. Fortunato


Public Information Office

Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

504-363-5521 Office

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