Unfortunately, 20 years old Wayde Sims was gunned down after a fistfight occurred just twelve miles north of the LSU (Louisiana State University) school. He ended up dying in a nearby hospital.
The reason behind Wayde being out so late is that he was actually attending a party with his friends near Southern University. There's even a video that shows around six people involved in the fight and with Wayde apparently stepping in to defend a friend, then suddenly a gunshot is heard and it comes to an end when he falls to the ground.
Currently, police have made an arrest and the suspect is known as Dyteon Simpson. According to MSN Sports, he admitted to the shooting of Wayde Sims during the entire fistfight. Dyteon now faces a second-degree murder charge.
Police had also found Dyteon's glasses on the scene and tested the DNA found on them to his, it came back as a match. This means that even if he did deny the crime in court, he would have lost due to the evidence that was stacked up against him.
A makeshift memorial has been placed just feet away from the actual murder scene. The saddening scene is accompanied by an orange basketball and some flowers.
To add insult to injury, Sims was going to be practicing with the LSU basketball team just hours later at 2:30 p.m. Currently, the practice has been canceled due to the situation.
Sims had a pretty good basketball career. He wasn't just the average player, at University Lab School, which is a high school on LSU's campus, Wayde had been dunking as a sixth-grader and then set the school's all-time score record (3045 points). Other than that, he also legitimately loved the team. According to Sports Illustrated, he had a tattoo of the team's mascot and even the city area code.
Anytime a loss like this happens, it leaves more than just the families mourning for the dead. His family is clearly going through a hard time considering they have to bury their son, brother and so on. However, the coaches have also been hit in the heart. They not only have lost a star player but someone who they likely consider a family member.