Arik Sims Found Guilty of First-Degree Premeditated Murder While Armed

Jurors Monday found Arik Adanti Sims guilty of first-degree premeditated murder while armed and three related weapons charges in connection with the shooting death of Lamar Fonville after less than two full days of deliberations. Fonville, 33, was found shot on a sidewalk in the 7400 block of Georgia Avenue Northwest on September 30, 2012. … Read more →

Jury Begins Deliberations in Arik Sims Murder Trial

Prosecutors in the murder trial against Arik Sims say that his “constantly evolving story” shows his guilt in the shooting death of Lamar Fonville. But Sims’ defense attorneys say Sims was scared and multiple eyewitnesses say Sims didn’t kill his friend. After seven days of trial, it is now up to jurors to decide whether … Read more →

Arik Sims Takes The Stand in His Defense for the Shooting Death of Lamar Fonville

Arik Sims, the man on trial for shooting and killing 29-year-old Lamar Fonville, told jurors that Fonville was his friend and whoever shot him “needs to be locked up.” “He was my man,” said Sims. “I’ve never had any hard feelings against Lamar.” Sims is charged with first-degree murder and three related weapon charges in … Read more →

Sims’ Childhood Friend Takes the Stand: “Arik told me that he did it.”

Days after his good friend Arik Sims told him he killed Lamar Fonville, Geoffrey Adams still didn’t know what to do. As a military police officer, he knew he was obligated to tell authorities, but Sims was like a brother to him, Adams said Thursday. “I was between a rock and a hard place,” said … Read more →

Prosecutors: Sims Shot Friend Without Warning

According to prosecutors, Arik Sims and Lamar Fonville were good friends until the night Sims shot Fonville without warning, allegedly because he believed Fonville burglarized his mother’s house. But Sims’ defense attorneys say Sims had no motive to kill his friend and argue that prosecutors rely on the testimony of one witness who is “jealous” … Read more →

Arik Sims Indicted in Death of Lamar Fonville

Arik Sims was arraigned Thursday on a charge of first-degree murder while armed and related weapons offenses in connection with the shooting death of 29-year-old Lamar Michael Fonville. Sims pleaded innocent to the charges and a trial is scheduled for November 18. Fonville was shot and killed around 2:30 a.m. Sept. 30, 2012. According to … Read more →

Arik Adani Sims Arrested in Murder of Lamar Fonville

Metro Police officers took Arik Adani Sims into custody on suspicion of first-degree murder in the killing of 29-year-old Lamar Michael Fonville Sept. 30. A witness told police he saw Sims, 24, talking to Fonville outside the building and they didn’t appear to be arguing, according to an arrest warrant filed for Sims. The witness … Read more →

Arik Adani Sims

  • Arrested: Oct. 6, 2012
  • Age: 24
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black

Convicted by jury in the Sept. 30, 2012, death of Lamar Michael Fonville.