Charleston Black Lives Matter activist Muhiyidin d’Baha shot and killed in New Orleans

Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, a key leader of the Charleston Black Lives Matter movement who played a role in the emergence of video evidence in Walter Scott’s death, was shot and killed Tuesday in New Orleans, authorities said.

The 32-year-old activist, who went by the last name d’Baha, was shot in the thigh on Bienville Street before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday, New Orleans police said.

Officers found him bleeding on the ground near a mountain bike, a report stated. They followed a trail of blood over several blocks until they found a bullet fragment elsewhere on Bienville Street.

Moye was taken to an area hospital, where he died later that morning. Authorities have not named any suspects or a motive in his killing.

Camille Weaver, Moye’s niece, said he was in New Orleans for a personal trip.

Moye rose to local prominence after Scott’s 2015 shooting death by a North Charleston police officer and more recently made headlines for snatching a protester’s Confederate flag on live television. People nationwide mourned his death Wednesday and had contributed about $20,000 to an online fundraising effort for his family.

For more details: postandcourier.com

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