LSU Basketball Star Shot Dead In Street Fight, Arrest Made From DNA

Dyteon Simpson (pictured) was arrested for the murder of Wayde Sims.

Baton Rouge, LA – A Louisiana State University basketball player was shot and killed early Friday morning.

Wayde Sims, a 20-year-old, 6-foot-6 junior forward, was shot near a Subway restaurant that was next to the Southern University’s football stadium at about 1:25 a.m., according to ESPN.

The Advocate reported that Sims was shot after a fight broke out, according to Baton Rouge Police Sergeant L’Jean McKneely.

Sims was taken to the local hospital and died from a gunshot wound, according to the Baton Rouge police.

During the fight, suspected gunman Dyteon Simpson dropped his glasses. DNA from the glasses linked Simpson to the killing.

Upon questioning, Simpson confessed to the murder, according to police.

Southern University’s campus was on lockdown after the shooting, according to WAFB.

The Subway restaurant was closed at the time of the shooting, according to The Advocate. By 7 a.m., the crime scene was cleared.

The Advocate also posted a video released by the police it stated came from a witness of the shooting. The video showed a group of men fighting in the street until a shot is fired.

"We are all devastated," said LSU coach Will Wade, according to ESPN. "We need your prayers for Wayde, for his family, for all of us. We are heartbroken.”

Wade said he and his staff met with the players at 6:30 a.m. Friday, according to The Advocate. Wade he said he spent the majority of the morning at the hospital with Sims' parents. LSU Athletic Director Joe Alleva called it "the saddest day of my career," according to The Advocate.

Sims played 32 games last season when he averaged 6.5 points a game. He was the 2014-15 Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year.

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THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Low_EST IQ hebe sayin- "Try to keep your answer short and to the point. I tend to nod off immediately when seeing your replies."

Not my problem that you have the comprehension level and attention span of a 5 yr old boy...and no one gives a shit if you can't keep up Lowlife.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@THEDUKE So what's the excuse for whites, when inner-racial death rates are nearly identical?

Try to keep your answer short and to the point. I tend to nod off immediately when seeing your replies.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Emarie- "Sad but true... Adressing black on black crimes: STOP KILLING YOUR FELLOW MAN BECAUSE HE/SHE IS BLACK!"

Hello Marie, not likely shot due to being black...much more likely black shot by black because of the complete lack of respect for self or others, little vision for a future, low morals, little to no personal values, a dysfunctional black culture, disregard for the law , thinking they can get away with it, participation in illegal activities, a community that values what most others avoid, etc. When you place two in a cage it quickly becomes Mad Max -Thunderdome- 2 men enter ,one man leaves. Its not about blacks and skin color. Its about the truly demented behaviors repeated exhibited by this group over generations and over decades. Research and see the hugely disproportionate statistics that they exhibit.

RoxC
RoxC

Nothing good comes from hanging with your homies after midnight.

EMarie
EMarie

Sad but true... Adressing black on black crimes: STOP KILLING YOUR FELLOW MAN BECAUSE HE/SHE IS BLACK!

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