Trinity Gay, 15, the daughter of the American sprinter Tyson Gay was killed in a shooting last Sunday in Lexington, Kentucky. She was shot in the neck around 4 am during an exchange of gunfire in two parked vehicles in the parking lot of a Cook Out restaurant.
Subsequently on Sunday evening, the policed announced that three men have been charged in connection with the shootout. Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21, was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. A father and son Chazerae Taylor, 38, and D’Markeo Taylor, 19, were likewise charged with wanton endangerment counts.
Tyson Gay confirmed Trinity’s death to a local TV station, LX 18. Speaking on his way to Lexington following the shooting, the athlete said: “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.” He also added that he was very close to his daughter and that she was following his footsteps as a rising track star.
On the other hand, her mother, Shoshana Boyd, told the New York Daily News: “She was so innocent, she was so innocent. I just want people to stop shooting and realize who they’re hurting. It’s just random. They don’t understand, they don’t understand who they’re hurting.”
Police spokeswoman Brenna Angel said that the police don’t believe Trinity Gay was in either of the vehicles involved. She was a mere bystander caught in the middle of shootout.