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2 facing charges connected to shooting near Bengals RB Joe Mixon’s home; Mixon not charged

ANDERSON TWP. — Two people are facing charges in connection to a shooting near Bengals running back Joe Mixon’s home earlier this month in Anderson Township.

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Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announced at a news conference Thursday afternoon Lamonte Brewer has been been indicted with one count of felonious assault and two counts of having a weapon with a disability.

Shalonda Mixon, Joe’s Mixon’s sister, has also been indicted with one court of tampering with evidence and one count of obstructing of justice.

While kids were playing ‘Nerf Wars,’ Brewer is alleged to have fired nearly a dozen shots hitting a teen in the foot, according to the prosecutor’s office.

Surveillance video shows Shalonda Mixon tried to clean the shell casings from the yard before police arrived, prosecutor’s say.

“It’s unbelievable something like this could happen,” said Powers. “It’s hard to fathom how anyone could aim a gun at a child, let alone fire 10 to 11 rounds at him. It’s a miracle he was not killed.”

Brewer is Shalonda’s boyfriend and both have not yet been arrested, according to Powers.

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Bengals running back Joe Mixon has not been charged.

“Mixon acknowledged he was present at the time of the shooting,” said Powers. “There are no charges against him. He did not commit a crime.”

She said Mixon was there but did not fire any shots.

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Police were dispatched around 8:25 p.m. to Ayers Road on March 6 where two juvenile witnesses were described as playing a game of ‘dart wars’ with Nerf guns.

The incident report says a juvenile victim was shot in the foot and taken to a hospital with the bullet still lodge inside his foot.

Anderson Twp. is located just to the east of the Cincinnati city limits and home to where the shooting happened. It is about 14 miles from Paycor Stadium.

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