Gay, a former world 100-meter and 200-meter champion, confirmed the death of his daughter Trinity to CNN-affiliate WLEX. “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.”
According to CNN, the events that took Trinity’s life occurred around 4 a.m. Sunday, according to Lexington police. They said a group of men in two cars opened fire on each other in the parking lot of a Cook Out restaurant. Trinity was shot in the neck. Police said she was not a passenger in either of the vehicles.
The men who were firing on each other fled the scene. Gay was taken to UK Hospital in a private vehicle, where she later died, police said.
Lexington police located one of the two cars involved in the shootout — a gray Dodge Charger — within a few hours of the incident, and detained two people for questioning. Authorities arrested 21-year-old Dvonta Middlebrooks on Sunday afternoon. Police believe he was in the parking lot when the shooting occurred and fired multiple shots.
He has been charged with wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Another man who was questioned by police has not been charged, according to a police statement.
Police are still looking for the second vehicle, which witnesses described as a dark sports car with tinted windows.