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Dyteon Simpson was taken into custody this morning, charged with the shooting death of LSU basketball player Wayde Sims.
Police say a fight broke out between a group of men near Southern University and A&M College around midnight.
Sims stepped in to defend his friend and was shot in the head.
Detectives found a pair of glasses at the scene and traced the DNA back to Simpson.
Police say Simpson confessed to killing Sims.
Sims is charged with 2nd degree murder.