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Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay's teenage daughter killed in shooting

In A Tragic Incident, Olympic Sprinter Tyson Gay's 15 Year Old Daughter Was Fatally Shot In The Neck. Further, Cops Have Arrested A Man Regarding The Shooting.

PTI | Updated on: 18 Oct 2016, 12:16:39 AM
Tyson Gay (Image Source: Getty)


In a tragic incident, Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay's 15 year old daughter was fatally shot in the neck, said authorities and the athlete's agent. Further, the police have arrested a man regarding the shooting.     

Trinity Gay died at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, the coroner's office for Fayette County said in astatement. The athlete's agent, Mark Wetmore, confirmed in a textmessage to The Associated Press that Gay's daughter had died.     

Police announced on Sunday evening that Dvonta Middlebrooks,21, was arrested and charged with wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.     

A statement said investigators determined thatMiddlebrooks was in the parking lot and fired multiple shotsat the time of the incident.   Another man questioned by police has not been charged.

Lexington police said in a statement that officers went to theparking lot of a restaurant near the University of Kentuckycampus in Lexington about 4 a.m. Sunday after witnessesreported an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles.     

Officers located one of the vehicles and stopped twopeople for questioning, the statement added. Police spokeswoman Brenna Angel said police don't believeTrinity Gay was in either of the vehicles involved.     

Tyson Gay competed in the last three Summer Olympics. Hewas part of a team that won a silver medal in the 4x100-meterrelay at the 2012 London Games though that medal was ultimately stripped after Gay tested positive for steroids in2013.     

Last summer's Games in Rio featured another stinging disappointment for Gay, 33, who has battled injuries. He was a member of the American men's 4x100-meter relay team that finished third in the final before being disqualified for an illegal baton exchange between Mike Rodgers and Justin Gatlin.     

The team's appeal was denied, giving Canada the bronzemedal. Trinity Gay was a sprinter at Lafayette High in Lexington and finished fourth in the 100 meters and fifth in the 200 meters at the state Class 3A high school track meet in May, records show.     

She also ran on a 4x200 relay team that finished fourth. Her father, who ran years earlier at Lafayette, still holds the state record in the 100 set in 2001. 

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First Published : 18 Oct 2016, 12:08:00 AM