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Early Friday, Louisiana State University basketball player Wayde Sims was shot and killed. Sims, 20, was a forward for the team and has just began his junior year. The shooting happened near Southern University and A&M College a little after midnight on Friday. A video released shows more than a dozen men fighting at the time of the shooting. Sims was taken to the hospital where he died.
Dyteon Simpson, 20, has been arrested in the shooting case after admitting to shooting Sims. Sims was shot in the head after intervening in an altercation that was happening between his friend and Dyteon Simpson. Simpson faces second-degree murder. Simpson’s glasses were knocked off during the fight and were recovered at the scene.
“Simpson was questioned and admitted to being in possession of a weapon, admitting to being on the scene and admitted to shooting Wayde as well,” said Baton Rouge police Chief Murphy Paul. The investigation is ongoing.
Written by Clarke Jones