Police in Baton Rouge have arrested Dyteon Simpson for the fatal shooting of LSU basketball player Wayde Sims.
Simpson was arrested Friday night and charged with second degree murder, according to the Baton Rouge police department.
Police said Saturday that Simpson dropped his glasses during an altercation early Friday morning involving Sims. The glasses were tested for DNA, helping police to arrest Simpson.
“On behalf of LSU, I would like to thank the Baton Rouge Police Department, East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Department, the District Attorney’s office and all law enforcement involved in this case for their hard work, diligence and pursuit of justice,” LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said Saturday in a statement. “Along with LSU Athletics, the entire LSU family continues to mourn the loss of Wayde Sims. Our thoughts today are with his family, friends and teammates.”
Goes to show you people can make a difference in solving crimes like this.
The alleged killer of LSU basketball player Wayde Sims charged w/ second degree murder after confessing to the crime – @BRPD citing the sheer number of calls that came in to help solve the case. The shooter Dyteon Simpson, also 20, left his glasses at the scene & his DNA matched. pic.twitter.com/to8pKUFfnp
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