Joe Mixon Being Investigated For Allegedly Shooting At Kids Playing Outside Him Home, Striking One

Not a good week for professional athletes and weapons.

The Cincinnati Bengals are on the verge of not retaining running back Joe Mixon this offseason, and this surely won’t help.

At around 8:30 p.m. Monday night, shots were fired at a group of children playing outside with Nerf guns. 11 shots rang out, one of which struck one of the children, who was taken to the hospital.

When police arrived on scene, the shots were determined to have come from Mixon’s residence. The story is still very fluid.



The report says deputies initially responded to a report of shots fired at about 8:30 p.m. on Monday. During the night, deputies put crime scene tape around the house. At about 11:30 p.m., deputies were seen banging on Mixon’s door and telling the homeowner to come out. At about 1:30 a.m., a law enforcement officer arrived with an envelope of documents, and shortly after deputies entered the house and were seen searching with flashlights. The crime scene tape was taken down around 3:20 a.m. and deputies left without making an arrest.

A month ago, misdemeanor aggravated menacing charges were filed against Mixon, but those charges were dismissed the next day.