Olympic sprinter Gay’s daugh­ter fa­tally shot; man ar­rested

Baltimore Sun - - NFL - By Gary B. Graves As­so­ci­ated Press re­porters John Raby in Charleston, W. Va., and Pat Gra­ham and Teresa M. Walker con­trib­uted to this ar­ti­cle.

LEX­ING­TON, KY. — The 15-year-old daugh­ter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay was fa­tally shot in the neck, au­thor­i­ties and the ath­lete’s agent said Sun­day, and po­lice have ar­rested a man in con­nec­tion with the shoot­ing.

Trin­ity Gay died at the Univer­sity of Ken­tucky Med­i­cal Cen­ter, the Fayette County coro­ner’s of­fice said in a state­ment. The ath­lete’s agent, Mark Wet­more, con­firmed in a text mes­sage to The As­so­ci­ated Press that Gay’s daugh­ter had died.

Po­lice an­nounced Sun­day evening that Dvonta Mid­dle­brooks, 21, was ar­rested and charged with wan­ton en­dan­ger­ment and pos­ses­sion of a firearm by a con­victed felon. A state­ment said in­ves­ti­ga­tors de­ter­mined that Mid­dle­brooks was in the park­ing lot and fired mul­ti­ple shots at the time of the in­ci­dent. An­other man ques­tioned by po­lice has not been charged.

Lex­ing­ton po­lice said in a state­ment that of­fi­cers went to the park­ing lot of a restau­rant near the Ken­tucky cam­pus in Lex­ing­ton about 4 a.m. Sun­day af­ter wit­nesses re­ported an ex­change of gun­fire be­tween two ve­hi­cles. Of­fi­cers lo­cated one of the ve­hi­cles and stopped two peo­ple for ques­tion­ing, the state­ment added.

Po­lice spokes­woman Brenna An­gel said po­lice don’t be­lieve Trin­ity Gay was in ei­ther of the ve­hi­cles in­volved.

Tyson Gay com­peted in the past three Sum­mer Olympics. He was part of a team that won a sil­ver medal in the 4x100-me­ter re­lay at the 2012 London Games, though that medal was stripped af­ter Gay tested pos­i­tive for steroids in 2013.

This sum­mer’s games in Rio fea­tured an­other sting­ing dis­ap­point­ment for Gay, 33, who has bat­tled in­juries. He was a mem­ber of the Amer­i­can men’s 4x100me­ter re­lay team that fin­ished third in the fi­nal be­fore be­ing disqual­i­fied for an il­le­gal ba­ton ex­change be­tween Mike Rodgers and Justin Gatlin. The team’s ap­peal was de­nied, giv­ing Canada the bronze medal.

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.

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