trinity gay 01
Olympian's daughter killed in shooting
02:07 - Source: WKYT

Story highlights

Police have charged three men -- ages 19, 21 and 38 -- with wanton endangerment

Trinity Gay, a 15-year-old, rising high school track star, was killed in an early morning shootout

CNN  — 

Police arrested two more men – a father and son – in the shooting death of Olympic track star Tyson Gay’s daughter, Trinity, who authorities say was hit by a stray bullet during a shootout in Lexington, Kentucky.

Chazerae Taylor, 38, and D’markeo Taylor, 19, are each charged with wanton endangerment in the 15-year-old’s Sunday killing, police said late Sunday night.

Police also have recovered a blue Ford that matches witness descriptions of one of the cars that fled the scene following the shootout, according to a Lexington Police Department news release.

From left, Chazerae Taylor, Dvonta Middlebrooks and D'Markeo Taylor have been charged with wanton endangerment.

Earlier Sunday, Lexington police located a gray Dodge Charger used in the shootout and detained two men for questioning.

Authorities later charged 21-year-old Dvonta Middlebrooks with wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, police said. The other man was not charged.

Investigators believe Middlebrooks fired multiple shots in the parking lot of the Cook Out restaurant where Trinity was hit in the neck, according to the news release.

‘I’m so confused’

The shooting erupted around 4 a.m. Sunday when men in two cars opened fire on each other in the restaurant parking lot before fleeing the scene, police said. Trinity was not a passenger in either vehicle, they said.

Trinity was taken to University of Kentucky Hospital in a private vehicle, where she later died, police said. The Fayette County coroner confirmed she was the track star’s daughter. Her autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

Tyson Gay poses with daughter Trinity in a photo he posted to his Twitter account in 2013.

Gay told CNN affiliate WLEX that he had few details about his daughter’s death.

“She didn’t make it. I’m so confused,” Gay told WLEX Sports Director Alan Cutler. “She was just here last week for fall break. It’s so crazy. I have no idea what happened.”

Like father, like daughter

Gay, a native of Lexington, is the second fastest man to run the 100-meter in history, behind Usain Bolt. Gay ran the 100-meter in 9.69 seconds in 2009, matching Bolt’s gold-winning effort at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.

Gay won gold medals in the 100-meter, 200-meter and 4x100-meter relay at the 2007 world championships in Osaka, Japan. He won a silver medal for the 4x100-meter relay at the 2012 Olympic games in London, but had to return it when he tested positive for a prohibited anabolic steroid at the U.S. Championships in 2013. Gay received a one-year ban from the U.S. Doping Agency in 2014.

Tyson Gay at the 2012 Olympics.

During a 2012 interview with CNN’s “Aiming for Gold” show, Gay spoke of his daughter’s athletic aspirations and his desire to nurture them. “I’m at a point where I want to be involved in more of her sports,” he said. “It was pretty amazing to watch her run and compete and still keep her spirits up high when she didn’t win.”

“I’m at a point where I want to be involved in more of her sports,” he said. “It was pretty amazing to watch her run and compete and still keep her spirits up high when she didn’t win.”

‘Our hearts are broken’

Condolences poured in from friends and associates of both father and daughter.

“Our hearts are broken this morning over the loss of Trinity to this tragic and senseless act of violence,” Fayette County Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk said in a statement. “Please join us in keeping the Gay family close in thought and prayer and supporting the students, staff and families at Lafayette High during this unspeakably difficult time.”

The school system has activated a Crisis Team, which will be at Lafayette High School on Monday to offer counseling and support to students and staff.

Local schools and track teams expressed their grief over Trinity’s death.

Athletes and Olympians also expressed their condolences on social media.

Fellow U.S. Olympian Lolo Jones wrote, “Heavy heart today for Tyson Gay and his family. Lord please ease their pain and give them strength during this time.”

Tyson Gay is flying back to Lexington on Sunday.

CNN’s AnneClaire Stapleton, Vivian Kuo and Tony Marco contributed to this report.