Three men have been charged in connection with a shootout police say left the 15-year-old daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay dead.
Trinity Gay died at a Lexington, Kentucky, hospital Sunday after she was shot in the neck around 4 a.m. during an exchange of gunfire between people in two parked vehicles in the parking lot of a nearby Cook Out restaurant.
Dvonta Middlebrooks was charged with wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon after police say he fired multiple shots during the incident. A father and son were also charged Sunday. Chazerae Taylor, 38, and his 19-year-old son D’Markeo both face wanton endangerment counts, police said in an online statement.
Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay‘s 15-year-old daughter, Trinity Gay, was shot and killed early Sunday morning in Kentucky.
Unfortunately, she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Police say Trinity was shot in the neck during a shootout between 2 cars in the parking lot of a popular Lexington, Kentucky eatery called The Cookout around 4 a.m. The police reports says she was not in either car, and was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead within an hour.
According to TMZ, Tyson is reportedly on his way to Kentucky to deal with the situation.
He told a local news station …
“I’m so confused. She didn’t make it. She was just here last week for fall break … I have no idea what happened.”
Trinity Gay was a sprinter at Lafayette High in Lexington and finished fourth in the 100 meters and fifth in the 200 meters at the state Class 3A high school track meet in May, records show. She also ran on a 4×200 relay team that finished fourth. Her father also ran at Lafayette and still holds the state record in the 100 set in 2001.
A tweet from Kentucky High School Athletic Association commissioner Julian Tackett said he was stunned by the death:
“Shocked to hear of death of Trinity Gay. A life of such potential cut so tragically short. Sympathies to Tyson and entire family.”
Police have not made any arrests, and are looking for 2 persons of interest.
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