A scary scene unfolded in the Anderson Township, southeast of downtown Cincinnati, at approximately 8:30pm last night as shots were fired outside of Bengals running back Joe Mixon’s house.
No word yet on whether Joe Mixon was involved in the shooting himself, but officers applied caution tape around his home and were attempting to contact an individual in the home for multiple hours following the incident.
A juvenile was reportedly injured in the shooting and had to be taken to a local hospital with minor injuries.
Police surrounded Mixon’s home and attempted to get in, with deputies reportedly banging on his door at around 11:30pm and demanding someone open the door.
A few hours later, police arrived with an “envelope of documents” and were able to enter the home of Mixon. Reports indicate that they could be seen searching the home with flashlights.
Mixon’s sister eventually spoke with reporters and claimed that her brother Joe was not involved in the shooting.
We’ll have more information on the case as it becomes available. At the moment, it appears as though no arrests have been made.
Mixon is coming off a season in which he ran for 814 yards and seven touchdowns for the Bengals while helping to lead them to the AFC Championship game. This unfortunately is not the first sketchy incident that Mixon’s been involved in this year.
Prior to the Bengals’ AFC Divisional Round game against Buffalo, it was reported that Mixon was being investigated for pulling a gun on a woman. However, those charges were eventually dropped.