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Man Charged in LSU Player's Shooting Death

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The Daily News of Los Angeles

 

An arrest was made in the shooting death of LSU basketball player Wayde Sims.

Baton Rouge police said Saturday that Dyteon Simpson, 20, was charged with second-degree murder and is at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.

Sims was shot early Friday in a street fight caught on video near the Southern University campus.

Baton Police Chief Murphy Paul said at a media conference Saturday that investigators concluded from the video and DNA evidence collected at the scene that a man who could be seen punching a friend of Sims shortly before the shooting was Simpson.

"Wayde stepped in to defend his friend and was shot by Simpson," Paul said.

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