Three suspects in shooting death of Trinity Gay appear in court

Published: Oct. 16, 2016 at 6:31 PM EDT
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Three suspects in the shooting death of Trinity Gay appeared in court on Monday.

Lexington Police have charged Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21, with wanton edangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. According to his arrest citation, investigators determined that Middlebrooks was in the parking lot and fired multiple shots at the time of the incident.

Police also charged Chazerae Taylor, 38, and D'markeo Taylor, 19, each with wanton endangerment. Police say the two men are father and son.

All three suspects entered a not-guilty plea. D'markeo Taylor has an attorney, while Chazerae Taylor and Dvonta Middlebrooks were appointed public defenders.

Police have recovered two vehicles involved in the shooting, a Dodge Charges and a blue Ford passenger car.

15-year-old Trinity Gay was shot in the neck in the parking lot of Cook Out on South Broadway in Lexington. The Fayette County Coroner says Trinity died from her injuries just before 5 a.m. Sunday.

Trinity was a rising star on the track team at Lafayette High School, and the daughter of Lexington native and Olympian Tyson Gay.

Another man who was questioned by police after the shooting has not been charged. This investigation remains ongoing.