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Police arrest three suspects in fatal shooting of Trinity Gay, daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay

October 17, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Police arrest three suspects in fatal shooting of Trinity Gay, daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay

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Authorities in Kentucky have arrested three suspects including a father and son in the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Trinity Gay, the daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay.

Trinity Gay was pronounced dead at the University of Kentucky medical center in Lexington early Sunday after she suffered a fatal gunshot wound to the neck during a shootout that had erupted between suspects in two vehicles in the parking lot of a local fast-food restaurant.

Lexington police officials announced the arrest of 38-year-old Chazerae Taylor and his 19-year-old son D’Markeo.

Both men face charges of wanton endangerment in the fatal shooting of Trinity Gay.

Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21, Chazerae Taylor, Sr. 38, and D'Markeo Taylor, 19.

Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21, Chazerae Taylor, Sr. 38, and D’Markeo Taylor, 19.

Police said 21-year-old Dvonta Middlebrooks, faces the same count and along with an additional charge of weapons possession by a convicted felon.

According to Investigators, Middlebrooks was present in the parking lot and fired multiple shots during the gunfire exchange.

Police later discovered the two vehicles involved in the shootout, described as a dark colored sports car with tinted windows and a gray Dodge Charger.

Detectives also questioned another man following the shooting but was not charged. Officials said the investigation remains ongoing.

Trinity Gay, who followed her father’s footsteps as a rising star track star at Lexington’s Lafayette High, was pronounced dead shortly before 5 a.m. Law enforcement officials said Gay was not present in either vehicle when the shooting erupted.

A heartbroken Tyson Gay, who flew to Lexington from his Orlando home Sunday, told LEX 18: “She didn’t make it. I’m confused. She was just here last week for fall break. It’s too crazy. I have no idea what happened.”

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