Lexington Police investigate two Sunday shootings

Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21. 

News Staff

Lexington police are investigating multiple shootings that happened early Sunday morning. 

One shooting occurred at the Trust Lounge on Main Street around 1:30 a.m. and the other happened in the Cook Out parking lot on S. Broadway around 4 a.m. 

LEX 18 reported that NBA players in town for Saturday’s exhibition game were in the Trust Lounge during the shooting. The TV station said police found two gunshot victims near the scene, but are not sure if they were related to the incident. 

Police said two cars, a gray Dodge Charger and a dark-colored sports car with tinted windows, began shooting at each other in the Cook Out parking lot. 

Trinity Gay, 15, of Lexington  was shot in the S. Broadway shooting. Gray was pronounced dead at UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital.

Police arrested Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21, in connection with Gay’s death on Sunday evening and charged him with wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

Father and son Chazerae Taylor, 38, and D’markeo Taylor, 19, were each charged Sunday night with wanton endangerment in connection with Gay’s death. Police are no longer looking for additional suspects.

WKYT reported that Trinity Gay was the daughter of Olympic athlete Tyson Gay. The TV station said she was on Lafayette High School’s track team.

“Our Lafayette family will come together to provide love and support for our students and one another during this tragic time,” Lafayette High School Principal Bryne Jacobs tweeted Sunday afternoon.

Anyone with information regarding these cases can reach Lexington police at (859) 258-3600. 

Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at (859) 253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.