Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers announced the indictment of Lamonte Brewer and Shalonda Mixon for the shooting in Anderson Township.

Lamonte Brewer (DOB 12/4/88) was indicted for one count of Felonious Assault (F2), one count of Tampering with Evidence (F3), and two counts of Having Weapons while Under Disability (F3). If convicted, Brewer faces a maximum possible sentence of 20 years in prison.

Shalonda Mixon (DOB 8/23/88) was indicted for one count of Tampering with Evidence (F3) and one count of Obstructing Justice (F5). If convicted, Mixon faces a maximum possible sentence of four years in prison.

On March 6, 2023 at approximately 8:30 in the evening, Hamilton County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to the home of Joe Mixon in Anderson Township relating to possible shots fired. Upon arrival, witnesses on scene told deputies that teenagers in the neighborhood were playing “nerf wars” when apparent real shots were fired.

One 16 year old victim was found suffering from a single gunshot wound to his foot after being shot at with 10-11 rounds of ammunition. The victim was Mixon’s neighbor playing nerf wars with toy nerf guns with his friends in his own yard when the real gunfire started. The teenager heard multiple shots whizzing by his head and immediately ducked behind a tree fearing for his life.

Deputies responded quickly and stopped a vehicle leaving the scene. There were 2 occupants in the car. Shalonda Mixon, the sister of Joe Mixon was driving the car, and her boyfriend, Lamonte Brewer was in the passenger seat. During the stop, the Deputies located a firearm in the trunk of the vehicle which later was identified as the firearm used in the offense.

A search warrant was executed for the surveillance footage from Mixon’s home. The surveillance video showed Brewer and Joe Mixon in Mixon’s backyard and Brewer firing multiple shots at the teenager. Later, Shalonda Mixon is seen collecting shell casings from the yard before Shalonda Mixon and Lamonte Brewer fled in her vehicle.

Joe Mixon was seen carrying a firearm, but did not fire any shots. Mixon claims to have been receiving death threats and was concerned for his safety after his sister telling him there were people outside with guns. As a legal gun owner, Mixon had the right to possess the firearm and did not commit a crime.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Melissa Powers commented, “I want to thank the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department for their thorough investigation.

It’s unbelievable something like this could even happen. It’s hard to fathom how anyone could aim a gun at a child, let alone shoot 10-11 times at them.

It’s a miracle the child was not killed. Someone like this deserves to spend as many years behind bars as the law will allow.”