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3 Charged in Death of Olympic Runner Tyson Gay’s 15-Year-Old Daughter

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Three Kentucky men, including a father and son, have been arrested and charged in the fatal shooting of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay‘s 15-year-old daughter Trinity, police announced.

Chazarae and D’markeo Taylor, 38 and 19, were taken into custody on Sunday and charged with wanton endangerment hours after the teen was fatally shot near a restaurant, the Lexington Police Department announced in a statement.

A third man, 21-year-old Dvonta Middlebrooks, was also arrested and charged with wanton endangerment along with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in connection with the shooting.

Officers responded to the parking lot of the local restaurant at around 4 a.m. on Sunday after receiving a report of gun shots, according to a press release obtained by PEOPLE. Witnesses told authorities that there was an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles and Trinity was caught in the crossfire and shot.

She died later at a hospital.

Lexington Police Department via AP
Lexington Police Department via AP
Lexington Police Department via AP
Lexington Police Department via AP
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Lexington Police Department via AP
Lexington Police Department via AP

The teen was struck in the neck, according to the Associated Press. And authorities said Middlebrooks fired multiple shots during the incident. Police told the AP that investigators don’t believe Trinity was in either of the vehicles involved

“I’m so confused. She was just here last week for fall break,” the Olympic gold medalist told Lex18 of his daughter. “It’s so crazy. I have no idea what happened.”

Mark Maloney/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP
Mark Maloney/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP

In the wake of the shooting, USA Track & Field team shared their condolences in a Twitter post, writing, Sending our thoughts & prayers to @TysonLGay & his loved ones as they mourn the tragic & senseless loss of his daughter, Trinity.

Fellow Olympian and former Dancing with the Stars contestant Lolo Jones also sent well wishes the man’s way, tweeting, “Heavy heart today for Tyson Gay and his family. Lord please ease their pain and give them strength during this time.”