Ex-USC running back Joe McKnight shot, killed in Louisiana


Joe McKnight, No. 4 of the USC Trojans, rushes the ball during a game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum against the Ohio State Buckeyes on Sept. 13, 2008 in Los Angeles. (Getty Images)

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NEW ORLEANS - Joe McKnight, a former standout running back at USC went on to the play in the National Football League, was fatally shot in Louisiana on Thursday, the university’s athletic department tweeted.

McKnight, 28, was shot to death after an argument in an intersection in Terrytown around 3 p.m., according to the Times-Picayune in New Orleans.

A woman told the newspaper that she observed two men in the intersection; one was yelling at the other man, who was apparently trying to say he was sorry for something.

According to the woman, the man who was yelling then opened fire, telling the man as he stood over him, “I told you don’t you f— with me.”

He then fired another shot, she told the Times-Picayune.

McKnight was initially identified as the victim of the shooting by family members at the scene.

This story will be updated.

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