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Three charged after shooting death of Tyson Gay’s daughter

Authorities in Kentucky have charged three men, including a father and son, in connection with the shooting death of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay‘s 15-year-old daughter outside a restaurant over the weekend, police said.

Trinity Gay was caught in an exchange of gunfire between the occupants of two vehicles on Sunday October 16 in the parking lot of a fast food restaurant in her hometown of Lexington, police said.

She was transported by private vehicle to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Father and son Chazerae Taylor, 38, and D’markeo Taylor, 19, were charged with wanton endangerment in connection with the shooting. Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21, was charged with wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, Lexington police said in a statement late on Sunday.

“Investigators determined that Middlebrooks was in the parking lot and fired multiple shots at the time of the incident,” the police statement said.

A homicide investigation is ongoing.

Condolences poured in from track stars and officials, including Olympic sprinter Lolo Jones and the USA Track and Field organization.

Like her father, Trinity attended Lafayette High School, where she was a promising track competitor.

“Our hearts are broken,” the school district said in a statement.

Gay, 34, who was born in Lexington, won three gold medals at the World Championships in 2007 in Osaka, Japan, taking titles in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 4x100m relay. He set the U.S. record in the 100-meter sprint two years later.

He made his Olympic debut in 2008 where he won a silver medal with the 4×100 meters relay team at the 2012 Games in London. But he lost the medal after testing positive for a banned substance in 2013.

He has since competed in multiple Summer Olympics, most recently in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

His daughter, Trinity, was a rising star on the track team at Lafayette High School in Lexington.

About the author

Jade Webster

Jade Webster

Jade Webster has rejoined the Cayman 27 Team as Sports Reporter/ Producer in August 2016. Jade has a background in News and has developed a passion for Sports while covering international Games. Jade was one of 35 Young Reporters selected worldwide to be apart of the Young Reporters Programme by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at the Second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. She was awarded the 'Best IOC Young Reporter', and went on to cover the Second Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lilehammer, Norway. Jade was also selected as a Young Reporter in 2015 to cover the Toronto Pan American Games, where she was awarded a Hockey Stick for her hard-work and dedication. Jade was the Press Officer for the Cayman Islands Olympic Committee at the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janerio, Brazil. She graduated with honors in Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Florida

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