ATHLETICS

Tyson Gay daughter: three arrested over killing

15-year-old Trinity Gay died early on Sunday after being caught in the crossfire of a shootout between two cars in Lexington, Kentucky.

Tyson Gay daughter: three arrested over killing
JEAN-CHRISTOPHE BOTT EFE

Three people including a father and son have been arrested by police investigating the shooting death of US Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay's daughter, police said on Monday.

Trinity Gay, 15, died in the early hours of Sunday after being caught in the crossfire of a shootout between individuals in two cars in a restaurant parking lot in Lexington, Kentucky. 

Tyson Gay (right) with daughter Trinity.

Three charged, one questioned

Police have said they do not believe the teenager was in either of the cars involved in the shootout.

In a statement, Lexington Police Department said three people had been detained in connection with the killing. Chazerae M. Taylor, 38, and his son, D'markeo C. Taylor, 19, have both been charged with wanton endangerment.

Another man, 21-year-old Dvonta Middlebrooks, has been charged with wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to his arrest report, Middlebrooks is accused of firing multiple shots in the incident.

A fourth individual questioned by police has not been charged.

Condolences pour in

Messages of support have flooded in to the Gay family following the shooting. "Sending our thoughts and prayers to TysonLGay and his loved ones as they mourn the tragic and senseless loss of his daughter, Trinity," USA Track and Field tweeted.

"Condolences to Tyson Gay and his family... 15-year-old girl dies after shooting at Lexington restaurant," tweeted former Olympic sprint rival Ato Boldon from Trinidad and Tobago.

Trinity Gay was a sophomore sprint star at Lafayette High School, where her father once ran. She was a fourth-generation sprinter who placed fourth in last year's girls 100m state final.