Lamonte Brewer, Cincinnati Bengals WR Joe Mixon’s sister Shalonda Mixon’s boyfriend, has been accused of shooting the NFL star’s 16-year-old neighbor.
Hamilton County prosecutor Melissa Powers in a news conference on Thursday afternoon revealed that Brewer has been hit with four criminal charges, including felony assault.
Two people, Shalonda Mixon, 34, sister of Bengals Joe Mixon and her boyfriend, Lamonte Brewer, 34 have been charged in connection to a shooting last week outside Mixon’s home.
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Who is Lamonte Brewer?
Lamonte Brewer is the 34-year-old boyfriend of Joe Mixon’s sister, Shalonda Mixon.
Brewer has been charged with a count of illicit assault, another count of tampering with evidence and two counts of having weapons while under disability. He faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison if convicted by the court.
Mixon, 34, has been charged with one count of tampering with evidence and one count of obstructing justice. She faces a maximum possible sentence of four years in prison if convicted.
Hamilton County officers reached Joe Mixon’s home to reports of shots fired at around 8:30 pm on March 6, 2023, according to the documents.
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They found the 16-year-old victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the foot after being shot 10 to 11 times. The victim was Mixon’s neighbor who was also playing “nerf wars” with his friends when gunfire was heard.
Officers stopped a vehicle which was then leaving the scene and spotted Shalonda and Lamonte inside. They also traced a firearm in the trunk of the vehicle which later was identified as the one used in the shooting.
The investigators secured a search warrant which provided them with footage from Mixon’s home which showed Brewer and Joe Mixon in Mixon’s backyard when Brewer fired multiple shots at the teenager. Shalonda Mixon was seen collecting shell casings from the yard before fleeing in her vehicle.
Joe Mixon was seen carrying a firearm when the shooting occurred but did not fire any shots, the Hamilton County prosecutor stated.