(ABC News) — The fourth man arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Trinity Gay, the 15-year-old daughter of Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay, has pleaded not guilty to wanton endangerment.
Lamonte Williams, 20, who was arrested Wednesday in connection with the shooting, appeared in court in Lexington, Kentucky, today. He was appointed a public defender and his next court date was set for Oct. 25.
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Trinity Gay was fatally shot in a Lexington, Kentucky, parking lot around 4 a.m. Sunday during an exchange of gunfire between two cars, Lexington police said. The teen wasn’t in either car, police said.
Before Williams’ arrest on Wednesday, three other men were arrested in connection with the shooting. Dvonta Middlebrooks, 21, was charged with wanton endangerment and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and Chazerae Taylor, 38, and his son, D’markeo Taylor, 19, were both charged with wanton endangerment.
Police said that all four men “fired multiple gunshots at the time of the incident.”
Middlebrooks, Chazerae Taylor and D’markeo Taylor all pleaded not guilty this week.
Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay, who is from Kentucky, has competed in the past three Summer Olympics. According to The Associated Press, his daughter was an accomplished sprinter herself and placed in several events at the Kentucky state championship in May.
At a vigil for the teen Monday night at her high school, her father addressed a crowd of thousands from the school track, thanking them for their support and advocating for the end of “senseless” violence.
“I don’t want to read in the paper next week about another senseless killing,” Tyson Gay said, according to ABC affiliate WTVQ in Lexington. “It has to stop.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.