Two of four men charged with wanton endangerment in connection with the shooting death of Olympian Tyson Gay’s 15-year-old daughter have been released from jail, according to the detention center.
Chazerae Taylor, 38, and D’markeo Taylor, 19, were released from the jail Wednesday after each posted a $5,000 full cash bond, said Maj. Jeff Carter with the Fayette County jail. The two are father and son.
Additional, more severe charges have not yet been filed against anyone arrested in connection with the shooting death of Trinity Gay.
A fourth person, Lamonte A. Williams, 20, was arrested and charged Wednesday with wanton endangerment.
“This investigation remains active and is still in the early stages,” police said. “In order to better determine the sequence of events that led to the victim’s death, investigators continue to gather forensic, digital, testimonial and other evidence. Evidence collected will be sent to the Kentucky State Police crime lab for further analysis.”
Trinity died early Sunday at University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital after a shooting at Cook Out restaurant on South Broadway, according to the Fayette County coroner. She was shot in the neck about 4 a.m. Sunday.
Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21, and the Taylors admitted to firing handguns multiple times outside the restaurant where Trinity was shot, according to court records. Williams also is accused of firing multiple shots. In addition to wanton endangerment, Middlebrooks was charged with possession of a handgun by a felon.
Witnesses told investigators that people in two cars were exchanging fire when Trinity was hit, according to police. Trinity was not in either car involved in the shooting. She was at the restaurant with friends; they were talking and listening to music, according to the girls who were with Trinity.
Middlebrooks and Williams remain in jail. Middlebrooks’ bond was set at $12,500.