D’Vonta Middlebrooks has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of 15-year-old Trinity Gay.
According to news outlets, Trinity, was shot in the neck at Cook Out restaurant in Lexington. She was rushed to hospital in the early hours of October 16th, but sadly died from her injuries.
The teen victim has been described as a promising athlete who followed in her father’s footsteps.
Trinity was a track and field star, just like dad Tyson Gay who is the USA’s 100m record holder and second fastest athlete ever.
Trinity, a top sprinter, resided in Georgetown, Kentucky with her mother, Shoshana Boyd.
Trinity Gay began her career at age 12 while attending Scott County High School. She later made the move to Lafayette High School in Lexington.
Both her parents met while attending Lafayette. Tyson competed on their track-and-field team before representing the USA at the Olympics.
Young Trinity had her own success, at Lafayette she came fourth in the 2015 100-metre dash state championship and was a regional 200-metre champion.
Many have paid tribute to Trinity on social media, following her death.
According to reports, 22-year-old D’Vonta Middlebrooks also found as Dvonta Middlebrooks, was in the parking lot and fired multiple shots at the time of the incident.
Middlebrooks has been charged with wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Police have also recovered two vehicles involved in the shooting, a Dodge Charges and a blue Ford passenger car.
Authorities have yet to comment on what exactly sparked the shooting which is still under police investigation. Some theories say Trinity’s death comes after she was caught in the crossfire of a suspected gang attack, led by D’Vonta Middlebrooks.
According to online records, D’Vonta Middlebrooks was born in 1994. It seems Middlebrooks has had previous run-ins with police. He was previously arrested in the state of Mississippi earlier this year.
In the past he was charged with cocaine possession and fleeing the police.
D’Vonta Middlebrooks can be found under Javier Rodriguez on Facebook. According to his profile he attended Paul Laurence Dunbar school and resides in Lexington.
Two other men identified as Chazerae Taylor and D’Markeo Taylor have been arrested along with D’Vonta Middlebrooks.