Early Tuesday morning Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, who preferred to be called Muhiyidin d’Baha, was found about 1:25 a.m. in the 2200 block of Bienville Street after he had been shot in the thigh while riding a bicycle, New Orleans Police Department spokesman Beau Tidwell said late Tuesday.
Moye taken to a hospital but died there later in the morning. Tidwell didn’t elaborate, but gunshot wounds to the thigh can be deadly if they rupture the femoral artery.
Moye became a well-known figure when he was arrested in Charleston after he leaped over a taped off area and tried to take down a confederate flag. The video that captured the arrest, prompted activists to raise $2,000 for Moye’s bail, according to news accounts.
Video captured the arrest, which prompted activists to raise $2,000 for Moye’s bail, according to news accounts.
Mr. Moye also drew attention when he attended a local government meeting in the Charleston area and called for a community police watchdog board with subpoena power but was removed by officers.
Moye’s niece, Camille Weaver, set up a GoFundMe account to raise money to return her uncle’s body to Charleston and hold a memorial service. The account set a goal of $7,500 but already had raised nearly $10,900 within a few hours.
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