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Sheriff: Gasser beat up driver in 2006 incident

5 months 3 weeks 1 day ago December 02, 2016 Dec 2, 2016 Friday, December 02 2016 December 02, 2016 9:21 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS - A sheriff says the man who shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight in a road rage incident was involved in an altercation a decade ago in which he chased down and struck another driver.
    
Sheriff Newell Normand in a press release late Friday said in the 2006 incident a man observed a truck driving erratically.
    
The victim called a number on the truck and spoke to a man later identified as Ronald Gasser.
    
Authorities say Gasser shot McKnight on ThursdayA sheriff says the man who shot ex-NFL player Joe McKnight in a road rage incident was involved in an altercation a decade ago in which he chased down and struck another driver.
 
Sheriff Newell Normand in a press release late Friday said in the 2006 incident a man observed a truck driving erratically.
 
The victim called a number on the truck and spoke to a man later identified as Ronald Gasser.
 
Authorities say Gasser shot McKnight on Thursday in Terrytown, a New Orleans suburb.
 
Gasser and the man got into a fight on the phone. Gasser followed the man to a service station, and "began to strike him with a closed fist several times."
 
Gasser drove away and the man called 911.
 
Investigators found Gasser and issued a misdemeanor summons for simple battery, which was later dismissed. in Terrytown, a New Orleans suburb.
    
Gasser and the man got into a fight on the phone. Gasser followed the man to a service station, and "began to strike him with a closed fist several times."
    
Gasser drove away and the man called 911.
    
Investigators found Gasser and issued a misdemeanor summons for simple battery, which was later dismissed.

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