4th man charged in shooting death of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay's teen daughter

Trinity Gay

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Tyson and Trinity Gay

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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Police say a fourth person has been charged in connection with the shooting death of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay’s 15-year-old daughter.

Lexington police said Wednesday that 20-year-old Lamonte A. Williams has been charged with wanton endangerment.

Witnesses told police that gunfire was exchanged between two vehicles early Sunday. Trinity Gay was hit by a round.

Three men charged with wanton endangerment previously pleaded not guilty Monday and face an Oct. 25 court date. They are 38-year-old Chazerae Taylor; his 19-year-old son, D’Markeo Taylor; and 21-year-old Dvonta Middlebrooks. Middlebrooks also is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon.

News media report the Taylors were released from jail Wednesday on $5,000 cash bond each.

Tyson Gay has said from talking with police that he believes his daughter was an innocent bystander.

Thousands gathered with the sprinter at a candlelight vigil Monday to honor the teen,herself a rising star on the track team at Lafayette High School.

“I want you guys to love each other, have peace and protect each other,” said Gay, who added that he was numb from crying over her death. “That’s what Trinity would have wanted. ... Life is not a joke.”