Ohio police were called to the Cincinnati Bengals home Monday night to run back Joe Mixon in response to an alleged shooting that resulted in a minor injury to a youth, who was reportedly hospitalized. Active research is still being done.
The story is still developing and Mixon’s involvement, if any, as well as the circumstances of the youngster’s injury remain unclear. According to Cincinnati’s, Hamilton County sheriff’s deputies left the residence without making an arrest Fox 19.
Tuesday, reported the network a neighbor’s claim that a gun was fired from Mixon’s residence at high school teens playing “NERF wars” next to his property, but it’s unclear who pulled the trigger.
The local network reports that officers have cordoned off an area around a house on Ayers Road in Anderson Township, a Cincinnati suburb along the banks of the Ohio River. The property is adjacent to a Mixon home, according to an arrest warrant for the 26-year-old NFL star that was dropped earlier this year.
Fox 19 reports that there was an evidence marker in Mixon’s yard and that deputies extended the tape from the crime scene to his property around 11 p.m. Monday.
Police were called to the home of Bengals running back Joe Mixon on Monday in response to a reported shooting that resulted in a minor being injured, who was hospitalized
The story is still developing and Mixon’s involvement, if any, as well as the circumstances of the youngster’s injury remain unclear. According to Cincinnati’s Fox 19, Hamilton County sheriff’s deputies left the residence without making an arrest
At 1:30 a.m., another officer arrived with an envelope of documents before deputies entered the home, Fox 19 reports, adding that the crime scene tape was removed at 3:20 a.m.
Less than an hour later, officers reportedly knocked on Mixon’s door, identified themselves, and told the homeowner to leave the house. According to Fox 19, a car was later driven into the home’s driveway at around 12:15 a.m.
At 1:30 a.m., another officer arrived with an envelope of documents before deputies entered the house, Fox 19 reports, adding that the crime scene tape was removed at 3:20 a.m.
Deputies left without arrest.
Mixon has had a turbulent 2023 so far.
After the Bengals failed in their bid for a second consecutive Super Bowl berth by losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC title game, a warrant was issued for Mixon’s arrest over claims he held a gun on a woman in downtown Cincinnati focused.
According to reports, Mixon reportedly told the woman to “get punched in the face,” adding, “I should shoot you right now.” The police can’t catch me.’
The alleged incident allegedly occurred a day before Cincinnati played the Buffalo Bills in an AFC Divisional playoff game.
However, the threatened charges against Mixon have since been dismissed at the request of the Hamilton County Press Office.
Joe Mixon #28 of the Cincinnati Bengals celebrates with fans after defeating the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Highmark Stadium on January 22, 2023 in Orchard Park, New York. The Cincinnati Bengals defeated the Buffalo Bills by a score of 27 to 10
Authorities have reserved the right to resubmit the case at a later date, and a prosecutor told District Judge Curt Kissinger that the department “needs additional investigations before moving forward with this case.”
Prospectors also noted that the alleged victim understood the need to dismiss the case, but would still want to press charges if the case is resubmitted.
Mixon’s agent Peter Schaffer said police rushed to reach a verdict in the case, which allegedly involved a traffic accident in downtown Cincinnati.
“It was a hasty judgment,” Schaffer said through NFL Network reporter Tom Pelissero. “Tomorrow morning they’ll have the charges dropped.
‘I really think that the police have a duty to do their job before they file charges – because of the reputational damage that someone can incur. They should be kept at a higher level because I don’t play with people’s lives.’
Mixon remains under contract with the Bengals for 2023 on a base salary of $9.4 million, but his future with the team appears clouded after recent comments from Bengals director of human resources Duke Tobin.
“Joe has been a vital part of our team,” Tobin said, speaking in the past tense at the recent NFL Draft scouting combination in Indianapolis.
“He has been a successful part of our team. Again, I’m not going to predict the low season because I don’t have the answers.’
Fox 19 reports that there was an evidence marker in Mixon’s yard and that deputies extended the tape from the crime scene to his property around 11 p.m. Monday
Mixon, a 2017 second round pick from Oklahoma, has rushed for 5,378 yards and 40 touchdowns with Cincinnati atop 231 career receptions for 1,763 yards and 10 more scores.
He was a Pro Bowl selection for the 2021 season as the Bengals reached the Super Bowl for the first time since the 1988 campaign.
He was previously charged with assault for beating a woman in October 2014 when he was a student in Norman, Oklahoma.
The woman alleged that Mixon and his teammates harassed her and a friend outside the store. As seen on surveillance video, the woman punched Mixon, who responded by punching her in the face. She had to have surgery as a result of the attack.
The woman accused Mixon of uttering a homophobic slur against her boyfriend, who Mixon claimed had directed a racial slur against him.
A settlement was reached in 2017 and Mixon apologized to Molitor.