S. Broadway homicide investigation

October 16, 2016 - 10:30 p.m. UPDATE: Two additional individuals have been charged as part of the ongoing investigation into a shooting that occurred at 855. S. Broadway early Sunday morning. Chazerae M. Taylor, 38, and D’markeo C. Taylor, 19, are each charged with Wanton Endangerment. The two men are father and son.

Police have also recovered a second vehicle, a blue Ford passenger car, that was described by witnesses as leaving the scene of the shooting.

Chazerae Taylor
Chazerae Taylor
D'Markeo Taylor
D'Markeo Taylor


6:25 p.m. UPDATE: In the ongoing investigation into a fatal shooting at 855 S. Broadway, investigators with the Lexington Police Department today arrested Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21. He is charged with Wanton Endangerment and Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon. According to his arrest citation, investigators determined that Middlebrooks was in the parking lot and fired multiple shots at the time of the incident. 

Another man who was questioned by police after the shooting has not been charged. This investigation remains ongoing. 

Dvonta Middlebrooks
Dvonta Middlebrooks


Previously released at 10:30 a.m.: The Lexington Police Department is investigating an early morning homicide. 

Around 4 a.m. Sunday, October 16, officers responded to the parking lot of the Cook Out restaurant located at 855 S. Broadway in reference to shots fired. Witnesses reported an exchange of gunfire between two vehicles, a gray Dodge Charger and a dark-colored sports car with tinted windows.

A juvenile who was struck at the scene was transported to a hospital by private vehicle and then transferred to UK Hospital, where she was pronounced deceased.  The victim has been identified by the Fayette County Coroner’s office as 15-year-old Trinity Gay of Lexington.

Officers located the Dodge Charger and detained two possible persons of interest for questioning. Police are still working to locate the other vehicle involved.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact 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.




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