It’s unbearable to imagine the pain of losing and burying your child…
Police have arrested and charged (from left to right) Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21, D’Markeo, 19, and Chazera Taylor, 38 in connection to the senseless shooting of US track athlete Tyson Gay’s daughter, Trinity Gay. After the 15-year-old was fatally shot in the neck, she died less than an hour later at the University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. The incident occurred shortly after an exchange between two parked vehicles outside of a restaurant in Lexington, Kentucky.
At this time, police do not believe Trinity was in either of the vehicles during the Sunday morning shootout. Interestingly, Chazera Taylor and his son D’Markeo have both been charged with wanton endangerment, while Middlebrooks has been charged with wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
According to BBC News, “all three men allegedly fired multiple shots during the incident. Witnesses reported an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles, a grey Dodge Charger and a dark-colored sports car with tinted windows at, 0400 local time (0800GMT) on Sunday.”
Although another man has been questioned by police, he has not been charged. On Monday, the three men are scheduled to appear in Fayette District court.
Unfortunately for the Gay’s, this tragic event has given the family time to reminisce on their talented sprinter. Like father like daughter, Trinity followed in her father’s footsteps as she is now remembered as being placed in the top five for several Kentucky State competitions and for being a talented sprinter at her local high school.
While speaking to the Lexington Herald-Leader Newspaper, Debra Conley, Trinity’s grandmother spoke highly of her granddaughter reflecting on her bright personality and future career goals. “She was a beautiful person, very outgoing, athletic, and always wanting to accomplish something.” She added that Trinity even wanted to be a plastic surgeon. “She even said that since her father wasn’t able to win his gold medal that she would win it for him.”
We send our condolences to the Gay’s as they’re mourning during this difficult time. We hope justice will be served.