Police arrested three men connected with the shooting of Trinity Gay, daughter of Olympian track star Tyson Gay.
Reuters reported that authorities have arrested three people connected to the shooting. Arrested were Chazerae Taylor, 38, his son D’markeo Taylor, 19, and Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21.
Charges for the Taylors include wanton endangerment in their connection with the shooting. Meanwhile, charges for Middlebrooks include wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Trinity, 15, was in a crossfire between two groups on board separate vehicles who started shooting at each other. The incident took place outside of Cookout, a restaurant in Lexington, around 4 a.m. and Trinity got hit in the neck by a stray bullet.
Friends rushed Trinity to a nearby hospital, but she succumbed to her gunshot wound. Her father, Tyson, was in complete shock with the news of his daughter’s death. He told Lex18.com that Trinity has been just with him during her break this fall. Tyson added that he had no idea what had happened and immediately flew back to Lexington
Lexington police said in a statement that investigators determined that Middlebrooks was at the parking lot when the incident happened. They added that the vehicles used during the incident were found. A homicide investigation is still ongoing to dig deeper into the incident.
Meanwhile, thousands join in vigil calling for justice for Trinity. According to the Daily Mail mourners include Trinity’s schoolmates, teammates in the track and field team, and people who knew Trinity.
Tyson together with Trinity’s mother, Shoshanna Boyd, were present during the vigil and memorial service at Lafayette High School. Trinity, like her parents, was a rising track star at her school. Friends who were with Trinity during the incident stated that they had just gone from a friend’s birthday party when they headed to where the incident happened.
Photo Courtesy: Trinity Gay @Trinity_Gay18/Twitter