Shortly after midnight on Sept. 28, 2018, an argument b…

Shortly after midnight on Sept. 28, 2018, an argument broke out outside the party involving about eight people, including one of Sims’ friends. Sims stepped between his friend and Dyteon Simpson, who allegedly responded by shooting Sims in the head. The encounter was captured on video by multiple bystanders, and the 20-year-old Simpson was arrested a day later. He remains incarcerated, awaiting trial. Mays began getting a stream of text messages about the shooting around 2 a.m., most saying, “I’m sorry,” before another LSU athlete finally called to tell him what had happened. “I pretty much went blank after that,” Mays said.
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