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Joe McKnight reportedly killed in shooting

Former Kansas City Chiefs player Joe McKnight has been confirmed as the murder victim of a shooting incident in Terrytown, Louisiana on Thursday afternoon.

According to the New Orleans Times Picayune, McKnight and the shooter had an argument of some kind before he was shot in an intersection. Per a witness:

A witness, who declined to give her name, said she was leaving a store in the area when she saw a man at the intersection yelling at another man, who was trying to apologize. The man who was yelling shot the other man more than once, she said.

McKnight, 28, was a local football hero from the area who went on to be a star at the University of Southern California before being a fourth-round pick in the NFL Draft.

McKnight played a single season for the Chiefs in 2014, his final season in the NFL. He caught 6 passes that season for 64 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also played three seasons with the New York Jets. He played this last season in the Canadian Football League for the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

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