Black Lives Matter activist Muhiyidin D’Baha from Charleston, NC was shot and killed in New Orleans, LA on Tuesday, Feb 6. while riding a bike.
Officials from the New Orleans Police Department told Live News 5 that the 32-year-old was apparently shot in the thigh as he was riding the bike and that “the incident is the subject of an active and ongoing investigation.”
D’Baha’s niece Camille Weaver wrote on a Go Fund Me page that she set up, her uncle was shot around 1 a.m. and died from excessive blood loss.
“We don’t have many details, but will update as soon as we do… His body is currently in New Orleans, LA and we are raising money to bring him home to Charleston and then have a memorial service/funeral for his family and friends,” she wrote.
D’Baha nicknamed “Moye” is best known for his daring act in Charleston, NC when he attempted to tear down a Confederate battle flag on live television. Subsequently, he was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct according to police reports.
Black leader Thomas Dixon who is in charge of the activist group “The Coalition” told Charleston City Paper, “He (Muhiyidin D’Baha) was a consummate social justice activist. He was a man that was driven by the spirit of community.”
Man playing hermonica says he met Muhiyidin D'baha after Walter Scott shooting during community activist gathering #chsnews pic.twitter.com/qbPDeMeDL9
— Alexis Simmons (@AlexisLive5) February 7, 2018