Sims, a 20-year-old junior from Baton Rouge, was shot during an altercation outside a Subway restaurant across from Southern’s football stadium around 1:25 a.m. ET Friday. A video obtained by WBRZ shows several men fighting in the street outside the restaurant. A gunshot can be heard, and Sims can be seen falling to the ground before the remaining men started running from the scene, according to ESPN.
Sims was transported to a local hospital, where he died from a gunshot wound, according to Baton Rouge police.
When asked about Sims at a pre-scheduled news conference on Friday, LSU Coach, Will Wade said, “We are all devastated, We need your prayers for Wayde, for his family, for all of us. We are heartbroken.We want to remember Wayde, what a great person he was, Besides the fact he had the best impression of me on the team, he was just an unbelievable person and was continuing to grow and had just done a great job building a bridge with our team. That’s what makes it so tough for all of us, and for our team as well, is everybody liked him. Anybody he came in contact with, automatically just loved him, loved his personality. He was just a blast to be around at all times.”