Three men have been charged in connection with the death of Trinity Gay, a promising track star and the daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay, who passed Sunday from a gunshot wound to the neck.
The 15-year-old was hit by a stray bullet during a shooting in the parking lot of a Lexington, Kentucky, Cook Out restaurant.
Dvonta Middlebrooks, Chazerae M. Taylor, and his son D’markeo C. Taylor were charged with wanton endangerment. Middlebrooks also faces charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, according to the Lexington Herald Leader.
The shooting reportedly occurred at 4 a.m.; Gay was pronounced dead at 4:41 a.m. at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. She was in the parking lot hanging out with friends when she was shot. Police have not disclosed a motive for the shooting.
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“She was a beautiful person, very outgoing, athletic, always wanting to accomplish something,” Trinity’s grandmother, Debra Conley, told the Herald Leader. “She even said that since her father wasn’t able to win his gold medal that she would win it for him.”
Those who were close to Trinity are planning to attend a vigil Monday at 8 p.m. on the Lafayette High School track field. They have asked everyone to wear pink and purple to the vigil.