Fourth Man Arrested in Shooting Death of Tyson Gay's Teenage Daughter
Four men have been arrested in connection with a Sunday morning shooting that killed Gay's 15-year-old daughter, Trinity
Lamonte A. Williams, 20, has been charged with wanton endangerment after allegedly opening fire in a shooting in Lexington, Kentucky, that ended in Trinity’s death, according to a Lexington police news release.
Williams’ arrest follows the arrests of Chazarae and D’markeo Taylor, 38 and 19 respectively, who were taken into custody on Sunday and charged with wanton endangerment hours after Trinity was shot, according to a statement from the Lexington Police Department.
Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21, was also arrested in connection with the shooting and charged with wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
All three men have pleaded not guilty. It was not immediately clear if Williams has entered a plea, or if any of the four have retained attorneys.
Police believe Trinity, who was attending a cookout, was killed around 4 a.m. Sunday while in the crossfire of gunshots between two vehicles in a restaurant parking lot near the University of Kentucky.
She was struck in the neck and died later at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
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Police spokeswoman Brenna Angel said police don’t believe Trinity was in either of the vehicles involved, according to the Associated Press.
On Monday, Gay attended a candlelight vigil at a Kentucky high school where he pleaded with the community to “stop the nonsense and violence.”
“I want you guys to love each other, have peace, and protect each other,” Gay said, wearing purple, according to the AP.
“I just want people to be safe and understand that we all have a life,” he continued, according to the Lexington Herald Leader. “We all have dreams, and when your fellow peer has a dream, it’s our job as brothers and sisters to come together and protect each other.”
“That’s what Trinity would have wanted,” Gay said. “Life is not a joke.”
Lexington police continue to investigate the shooting and urge anyone with information to contact investigators.