Lexington, Kentucky, police arrested three men in connection to the death of the 15-year-old daughter of sprinter Tyson Gay on Sunday.
Trinity Gay suffered a gunshot wound to the neck at around 4 a.m. Sunday morning when people in two cars allegedly exchanged shots in the parking lot of a Cook Out restaurant. A local hospital pronounced her dead on arrival.
An innocent bystander, Gay ran as a star track athlete at Lafayette High School, where she earned “A”s.
The death of the teenager, who dreamed of becoming the world’s fastest woman and a surgeon, provoked outrage and sympathy:
https://t.co/1FSKTKlnTF rip sorry for your lost black lives matter right I’m sick of u losers stop killing your people. Black on black.smh
— ✊Batista yisrael✊ (@TLamontray) October 17, 2016
Tyson Gay’s 15 year old daughter was murdered. Caught in the middle of a shootout. She wasn’t in either car. Just an innocent bystander.
— Nailz POWER 95.3 (@DJNAILZ) October 16, 2016
— Nikola Pavlovic (@TheNikoPavlovic) October 17, 2016
Cops arrested three men, including a father-son duo, in connection to Gay’s death on Sunday. The police charged Dvonta Middlebrooks with wanton endangerment and felon in possession of a firearm. The Lexington Police Department alleges that “Middlebrooks was in the parking lot and fired multiple shots at the time of the incident.”
“Two additional individuals have been charged as part of the ongoing investigation into a shooting that occurred at 855. S. Broadway early Sunday morning,” the cops added late Sunday night. “Chazarae M. Taylor and D’markeo C. Taylor, 19, are each charged with Wanton Endangerment. The two men are father and son.”
It remains unclear who fired the fatal shot, which appears to have hit Gay as a stray bullet rather than one aimed to kill her.
Tyson Gay holds the American record in the 100 meters at 9.69, which ties for the second best time for the race overall. In the 200 meter, Gay ran the sixth fastest time ever and the fourth fastest by an American at 19.58. He participated in the Beijing, London, and Rio Summer Olympics.