Three men charged over deadly shoot-out
USA - Three men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Olympian Tyson Gay’s 15-yearold daughter Trinity in Kentucky. Lexington police have charged Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21, with wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to WKYT. Chazerae Taylor, 38, and D’markeo Taylor, 19, who are father and son, have also been charged with wanton endangerment. The men were all taken into custody Sunday evening. Middlebrooks was in the parking lot of Cook Out restaurant just before 4am and shot multiple times, according to police. A blue Ford car was also recovered. Witnesses said they saw a vehicle of that description leaving the scene of the shooting. Another man has been questioned by police but has not been charged. Trinity Gay, who was a rising track star, was shot in the neck at Cook Out restaurant in Lexington early Sunday morning. She died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, the coroner’s office for Fayette County said in a statement. Tyson flew from his home just outside Orlando, Florida, to Lexington Sunday. He told LEX 18: ‘She didn’t make it. I’m so confused. She was just here last week for fall break. It’s so crazy. I have no idea what happened.’ Officers went to the parking lot of the restaurant near the University of Kentucky campus at about 4am after witnesses reported gunfire was exchanged between two vehicles, Lexington police said in a statement. The vehicles have been described as a gray Dodge Charger and a dark-colored sports car with tinted windows. Police spokeswoman Brenna Angel said police don’t believe Trinity, who died shortly before 5am, was in either of the cars involved. Officers located one of the vehicles and stopped two people for questioning, the statement added. Police were still searching for the second vehicle and are continuing to investigate. Sophomore Trinity had followed in her sprinter father’s footsteps and was making a name for herself as a Lafayette High School athlete. She was a sprinter 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 4x200 relay team that finished fourth. Her father also ran at Lafayette and still holds the state record in the 100 set in 2001.
Tyson Gay and his 15-year-old daughter, Trinity. (Photo: Kentucky)