They say that Muhiyidin d'Baha, better known as Moya or Moye, was riding a bike near the intersection of Bienville Court and North Roman Street around 1:30 a.m. when he was shot.
He was known for a being an activist in the Black Lives Matter movement in the US. No motive or suspects surrounding the shooting are immediately available. He is best known for grabbing a Confederate flag from a protester in Charleston on live TV previous year.
After the incident, which resulted in charges for d'Baha, the activist told the Washington Post he had charged at the demonstrator after seeing elders he was speaking to look fearful at the sight of the Confederate flag. "And I saw them back up, almost". "But we are going to find our way".
A GoFundMe page has been set up by his niece Camille J Weaver, which has already exceeded its initial target of $7,500 and is now sitting on $19,385.
As of Wednesday morning, more than $14,600 had been donated to the help the family.
Surveillance video of Moye at the time of the shooting. Surveillance video of Moye at the time of the shooting
Kim Duncan, d'Baha's sister, says that her brother had left Charleston in December "just to get away for a while", according to The Charleston Chronicle, an African-American newspaper in Charleston.
"He was loved by all of his friends and respected by all those who want to see social and racial justice in Charleston".
"You represented the very best of America".
"He was a strong leader who deeply understood the role of community and the power of helping other people recognize that role", Mckesson said.
Moye was a leader of the Black Lives Matter movement in Charleston, South Carolina, and close to the family of, an unarmed black man who was by then-officer Michael Slager in 2015.
"Our family is beyond appreciative for the outpouring of love and support we've received today", Weaver said.More news: Led coalition conducts 'defensive' airstrikes against Syrian forces
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