The sister of a man who shot
four Oakland police officers to death in a 2009 rampage was arrested early
Monday morning on multiple felony charges during an alleged San Rafael incident
that according to the
Marin Independent Journal involved prostitution, gunfire, narcotics,
and a baseball bat attack.
Enjoli L. Mixon, 29 of Oakland, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, illegal firearms possession, possession of narcotics, possession of a controlled substance for sale, burglary and making or passing bad checks.
She is the younger sister of Lovelle Mixon, who snuffed out the lives of four Oakland police officers during a 2009 rampage that started with a routine traffic stop in East Oakland.
The incident is considered one of the most horrific attacks on law enforcement in state history.
Enjoli Mixon was among two people arrested in the Monday morning incident. Rodrick Nathan McNutt, 34 of San Leandro, was the other.
The two were headed east on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge when they were arrested by CHP officers after an alleged incident in the Canal neighborhood, the IJ report said.
Witnesses told authorities they saw a woman believed to a be prostitute in arguing about money with a man and then beating a woman with a baseball bat at about 1 a.m. on Medway Road near Canal Street, a San Rafael police spokeswoman told the IJ.
The driver of a white van pulled up and opened fire and the suspected prostitute got into the van, police told the IJ.
Authorities identified McNutt as the driver and Mixon the passenger according to the report.
McNutt, who according to the report is on parole for pimping and child sex crimes, was arrested on suspicion of multiple felonies including being a felon in possession of a gun, willfully discharging a firearm, carrying a loaded gun in a public place and possession of narcotics.
Both suspects were booked into Marin County Jail.
Mixon is being held on $5,000 bail and McNutt on a no bail warrant, the report said.
Enjoli Mixon has had other legal troubles. She was arrested on a warrant for a 2008 drug arrest days after the shooting.
She was interrogated but never arrested or charged in her brother's case.
Lovelle Mixon was a wanted man when he fatally shot two motorcycle cops during a routine traffic stop on March 21, 2009 and then fled to Enjoli Mixon's nearby apartment from where he shot two SWAT team sergeants to death.
The 26-year-old Mixon used an automatic pistol in the shooting deaths of motorcycle officer John Hege, 41, and Sgt. Mark Dunakin, 40, during the traffic stop, and then an AK-47 assault rifle he'd stashed at Enjoli's apartment in the shooting deaths of SWAT team sergeants Ervin Romans, 43, and Daniel Sakai, 35.
Lovelle Mixon was killed when officers returned fire.
Enjoli Mixon denied knowing that her brother stashed the assault weapon in her home.
"My brother wasn't crazy, he's not a monster," she told ABC news shortly after the shootings.
Approximately 18,000 people, including law enforcement officers from throughout the state, filled Oracle Arena for the officers' funeral.
The incident stirred tensions in a community already on edge after the shooting death of an unarmed African-American BART passenger by a white police officer less than three months earlier.
A Los Angeles County jury in 2010 convicted Johannes Mehserle of manslaughter for the killing of Oscar Grant.
It was in part against that backdrop along with the historically stormy relationship between police and minorities in Oakland that goes back to the 1960s that Lovelle Mixon was viewed sympathetically in some circles.
A memorial for Lovelle Mixon was set up in the days after the shooting as small but vocal rallies were held in support of the cop killer, some of whom are heard on an ABC news video chanting: "Lovelle is a hero."
Enjoli Mixon expressed some of those sentiments in a post on her Facebook page last year in which she's shown standing defiantly in front of a memorial apparently marking the fourth anniversary of her brother's death.
"AM I MY BROTHER KEEPER YES I AM...." her post says. "F--- THE POLICE."
Enjoli Mixon and her family have been violent crime victims, too.
In 2002, she lost her right eye in a shooting that killed one of her friends according to a San Francisco Chronicle report. Derrick Mixon, a 15-year-old cousin, was shot to death in Oakland in 2008.
"It's more than a little rough," Enjoli Mixon told the Chronicle in an interview the day after her brother's shooting rampage
"You can't trust nobody. The cops, your friends. You can't trust yourself sometimes."