Black Lives Matter activist, Muhiyidin d’Baha was shot and killed in New Orleans early Tuesday morning according to reports.
A New Orleans police department spokesperson, told the Advocate that Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, who preferred to be called Muhiyidin d’Baha was found about 1:25 a.m. He had been shot in the thigh while riding a bicycle.
He was taken to the hospital but died later in the morning.
No information about a possible motive or potential suspects was immediately available.
Relatives of Muhiyidin d’Baha , 32, first reported his death to the media from his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina.
Last year, d’Baha was arrested after he attempted to take a large Confederate battle flag from a protester waving it in downtown Charleston. Video captured the arrest, which reportedly prompted activists to raise $2,000 for his bail.
A person identifying herself as Moye’s niece has setup a GoFundMe account dedicated to helping raise money to return her uncle’s body to Charleston as well as for a memorial service. The account set a goal of $7,500 but already had raised nearly $10,900 by Tuesday evening.
“Our family is beyond appreciative for the outpouring of love and support we’ve received today,” read a message from the account created by Camille Weaver. “Moya was a light and he will shine forever.”
Rest in Power!