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Joe Mixon Won’t Be Indicted for Recent Shooting Incident Outside His Home

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon is not going to be indicted after a recent shooting that took place near his home. Officials announced the news Thursday, according to ESPN’s Ben Baby.

“No charges are being filed against him,” Hamilton County prosecutor Melissa Powers said at a news conference in Cincinnati. “He did not commit a crime.”

This comes after Mixon’s home was part of a crime scene investigation when a teenager got shot while playing a game involving toy guns called “Nerf Wars.” County prosecutors accuse Lamonte Brewer, listed as the boyfriend of Mixon’s sister, Shalonda, of firing 11 bullets at the teenager, who is a neighbor of Mixon’s.

Brewer was indicted on four felonies, including one count of assault, one count of tampering with evidence and two counts of having weapons under disability. Shalonda Mixon was also indicted on a pair of felonies, including tampering with evidence and obstruction of justice. But again, the Cincinnati backfield star is not expected to face any criminal punishment.

 

The alleged incident took place outside Mixon’s home at around 8:30 p.m. local time on March 6. At the time, Joe Mixon was seen possessing a firearm but did not fire any shots, the county said in a statement. As a legal gun owner, Mixon had the right to carry the weapon.

“When another individual discharged a firearm, Joe interceded to stop the person discharging a firearm,” said Mixon’s agent Peter Schaffer in a statement. “Joe hates that a young adult was injured during this incident.”

On the field, Mixon has spent six seasons with the Bengals, rushing for nearly 5,400 yards and 40 touchdowns on 1,314 carries. He’s also hauled in 231 receptions for 1,763 yards and 10 scores.

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