Police in Lexington, Kentucky, charged three men Sunday in connection with the fatal shooting of Trinity Gay, daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay.
Trinity was hit in the neck during a gunfire exchange between two vehicles at a parking lot of a local restaurant, police said. She was rushed to the University of Kentucky Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.
Lexington police charged Chazerae M. Taylor, 38, and D’markeo C. Taylor, 19, and Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21, with wanton endangerment. Middlebrooks also faces possession of a firearm by a convicted felon charge, police said in a statement.
“According to his arrest citation, investigators determined that Middlebrooks was in the parking lot and fired multiple shots at the time of the incident,” according to the police.
The investigation into the shooting is ongoing.
Trinity was a sprinter at Lafayette High School, Lexington. In May, she was placed fourth in the 100 meters and fifth in the 200 meters at the state Class 3A high school track meet, the Associated Press (AP) reported, citing records.
“Our hearts are broken this morning over the loss of Trinity to this tragic and senseless act of violence. Please join us in keeping the Gay family close in thought and prayer and supporting the students, staff, and families at Lafayette High during this unspeakably difficult time,” Fayette County Public Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk reportedly said.
Grief counselors for students and staff will be available at the high school Monday, Fayette school spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall told the AP.
Tyson’s supporters tweeted condolences following the incident.