Man sentenced for Trinity Gay’s death will stay in prison longer


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Lexington man already in prison for the 2016 fatal shooting of Trinity Gay will spend even more time behind bars.

Last year, D’Vonta Middlebrooks was sentenced to 15 years after he was found guilty of wanton endangerment in connection to Gay’s death.

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Gay, the 15-year-old daughter of Kentucky Olympian Tyson Gay, was killed after getting caught in the crossfire of a shootout at Cook Out restaurant on South Broadway.

On Friday, Middlebrooks was sentenced to an additional 9 years, 7 months in prison after being found guilty of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

According to federal prosecutors, a 9 mm handgun was found during a search of Middlebrooks’ home in August 2018.

He must serve at least 85 percent of his federal sentence.