Tyson Gay's Daughter Trinity Dies at Age 15 from Shooting at Kentucky Restaurant

Tyler Conway@jtylerconwayFeatured Columnist

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 19:   Tyson Gay of the United States is seen after the Men's 4 x 100m Relay Finall on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
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Trinity Gay, the daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay, died the morning of Oct. 16 after being shot at a restaurant in Kentucky.

She was 15.

According to a police report obtained by WKYT.com, Gay was shot in the neck after two cars exchanged gunfire outside of a Lexington Cook Out location. She died at the hospital as a result of her injuries.

On Oct. 17, three men pleaded not guilty in connection with the shooting, according to Emily Shapiro and Devin Villacis of ABC News. Dvonta Middlebrooks was charged with "wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon." 

Chazerae Taylor and his son, D'markeo Taylor, were also arrested and charged with "wanton endangerment," according to Shapiro and Villacis. The two admitted to firing shots, per the Associated Press (h/t Shapiro and Villacis).

On Thursday, TMZ Sports noted that the Lexington Police Department believes 20-year-old Lamonte A. Williams was involved. He was arrested in connection to the shooting.

Evan Gorman of WLEX-LEX passed along statements from Tyson Gay:

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"She didn't make it." "She was just here last week for fall break." "I have no idea what happened." -Tyson Gay on 15 y/o daughter's death

Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson offered his condolences:

Chad Johnson @ochocinco

My prayers & condolences to Tyson Gay & the rest of the Gay family, may God give you strength in this time of need.

Trinity Gay was following in her father's footsteps, starring on the track team at Lafayette High School. 

Tyson Gay attended Lafayette before becoming a three-time Olympian and world champion on multiple occasions. He ran the third leg of the 4x100 relay team at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. 


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