Mark Maloney/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP
The daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay was killed during an eruption of gunfire in October.
A grand jury handed down a murder charge this week in the shooting death of Trinity Gay, Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay’s 15-year-old daughter.
The Lexington Police Department on Friday said in a statement that the murder and endangerment charges against Chazerae M. Taylor were based on the fact that he created a dangerous environment that caused the death of Gay. Trinity was shot outside a Lexington, Ky. restaurant in October. Witnesses told police that gunfire was exchanged between two vehicles and that the teen was just a bystander.
Two others, Lamonte Williams, 20, and D’Markeo Taylor, Chezerae’s son, were indicted Thursday. The fourth person charged, 21-year-old Dvonta Middlebrooks has yet to be charged.
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Police haven’t said whether they know who fired the shot that killed the teen, but they say Taylor is the person who caused the eruption of gunfire, reports Kentucky.com.
A state senator has pre-filed legislation, to be called the ‘Trinity Gay Bill’ to address the growing problem of gun violence.
Trinity, a rising track star at her high school, would have turned 16 this past week. Her father Tyson Gay posted a photo on instagram in her memory.
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