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Baton Rouge police to update Wayde Sims shooting case, source reports arrest has been made

Source tells The Advocate an arrest has been made in LSU basketball player's shooting death early Friday.

September 29, 2018 - 9:38 am

An arrest has been made in connection with the Friday shooting death of LSU basketball player Wayde Sims, a source tells The Advocate.

The Advocate reported that the source was not authorized to speak on the specifics of an upcoming 10 a.m. news conference or the arrest.

Sims was shot dead early Friday morning in Baton Rouge outside of a fraternity party, after an argument turned to a fistfight and then a gunshot was fired, police said.

He later died at a hospital. An autopsy Friday determined he died of a gunshot to the head that traveled into his neck, said East Baton Rouge Coroner Dr. Beau Clark.

Sims, an LSU junior, was born in Winter Park, Florida then moved to Baton Rouge. Before LSU, he attended University Laboratory School. He was the 2014-2015 Louisiana Gatorade Player of the Year and was chosen for the First Team All-State selection.

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