Three men have been arrested in the stray bullet death of Olympian Tyson Gay’s 15-year-old daughter Trinity.
D’Vonta Middlebrooks is believed to have fired shots outside the Cook Out restaurant in Lexington, Ky., where the teen was hit early Sunday.
Father and son Chazerae Taylor, 38, and D’Markeo Taylor, 19, were charged with wanton endangerment for their role in the shooting, police said Sunday night.
Middlebrook, a 21-year-old with previous drug charge convictions, was also charged as a felon in possession of a gun.
Trinity Gay was a high school sprinter following in the footsteps of her 34-year-old father, who has won numerous international medals and was part of the 2008 and 2012 U.S. Olympic teams.
He currently lives in the Orlando area, where his daughter had visited last week for fall break.
“She was so innocent, she was so innocent,” her mother Shoshana Boyd told the Daily News on Sunday.
“I just want people to stop shooting and realize who they’re hurting. It’s just random. They don’t understand, they don’t understand who they’re hurting.”
It was not immediately clear what led to the 4 a.m. eruption of gunfire, where witnesses saw shots fired between two cars.
Trinity Gay was not in either of the cars, but was hit in the neck and died soon after at a local hospital.
Grief counselors will be at her Lafayette High School as her classmates cope with a death that has been mourned across the country.
A vigil at the school’s track is scheduled for Monday evening.