March 7, 2023 | 6:34
Police surrounded the home of Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon after deputies responded to reports of gunfire in the area late Monday night, Fox 19 Now reported.
No arrests were made and the scene has since been cleared.
Mixon’s involvement in the incident is still unknown.
The shooting was reported around 8:30 p.m. in Anderson Township, an area about 13 miles southeast of downtown Cincinnati.
The outlet reported that police confirmed a minor had been taken to hospital with “minor injuries”.
The running back’s sister, Shalonda Mixon, says Mixon was not involved in the shooting of the minor, WLWT News 5 in Cincinnati reported.
Crime scene tape was stretched across two houses, one of which was Mixon’s home, the outlet confirmed by court documents, and a piece of evidence was marked in the yard of the house while deputies were investigating the scene.
Deputies from the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department were seen knocking on Mixon’s door around 11:30 p.m. to identify themselves and ordering the owner out.
At 12:15 a.m., the police allowed a car to drive into the driveway of the house.
Police were then seen entering Mixon’s home at around 1:40 a.m. on signaled exit.
At around 3:30 a.m., deputies were seen removing the tape from the crime scene and began to leave the scene.
They confirmed that a person was in the house, Fox 19 Now reported.
Mixon, 26, was drafted from the University of Oklahoma by the Cinincianti Bengals in the second round of the 2017 draft.
He is entering the third year of his four-year, $48 million contract with the Bengals.
On Jan. 21, 2023, the NFL star had an arrest warrant on one count of aggravated threat after he was charged with pointing a gun at a woman in Cincinnati.
This mandate has since been rejected.
In 2017, Mixon reached a civil settlement with a woman he punched in the face as a freshman in Oklahoma.
Mixon was suspended for the entire 2014 college season following the incident.