Via Shannon Watts Vultures & Hyenas Corporation:
The 15-year-old daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay 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. Trinity Gay was shot in the neck about 4 a.m., police said.Trinity died at 4:41 a.m. at the hospital, according to the coroner. She initially was taken to another hospital by a private vehicle being transferred to UK hospital, police said…
…At around 2 a.m., Trinity Gay made a reference to Cook Out on her Twitter account, and Tweeted “Of course they start shootin”.
I won’t go into the “what’s a 15-year-old doing out so late” since that is probably the first thing that will come to your minds. And for all we know at the time of writing, she was with an adult, maybe a relative, that will eventually come out. Already an arrest has been made and unsurprisingly, the alleged shooter is a felon with a record for cocaine trafficking: Dvonta Middlebrooks.
Cook Out is a chain of fast food restaurants that advertise inexpensive food and the particular location shows that they stay open till 4:00 AM. One of the things about nighttime is that few locales are open to the public and they attract people who are partying, working or even committing crimes. In case nobody has told you, even bad guys get hungry and want a bite of something to calm their stomachs. So, what you have at Oh Dark Hundred when you want to get that burger, is the very strong chance that you will be rubbing elbows with some unsavory characters. Maybe nothing will happen or maybe, like in this case, you catch a bullet addressed to whom it may concern because one set of bad guys saw another set and they were declared enemies.
I have worked nights or part nights most of my adult life. I learned that it is better to carry my lunch and eat at work rather than chance going out for take out. But I also made the effort to learn where are the restaurants where cops like go eat and which by definition criminals avoid.
And as always… if you play stupid games…
Update: A second set of arrests has been made. Chazerae Taylor (Felon), and D’markeo Taylor, father and son.
Update 2: Via David Yamane who got is a screen cap and the Twitter username for Trinity Gay.
Here is a screen cap times and dates:
And David’s full screen cap:
The question remains: Is there another explanation for “Of course they start shootin” other than a previous exchange of gunfire?