Though he was covered extensively by Charleston media, his name rose to national prominence following an incident at the College of Charleston in which he jumped over police tape to try to tear down a Confederate battle flag being waved at a protest.
Muhiyidin d'Baha became a national icon for some in America when he ripped down a Confederate flag from a white protestor in Charleston, South Carolina a year ago.
As word of Moye's death spread, members of the Black Lives Matter movement in Charleston, South Carolina, gathered outside of North Charleston City Hall.
Beau Tidwell, a spokesperson for the New Orleans Police Department, didn't elaborate on the shooting. The report says a bloody trail to the body circled two blocks, and a bloody bicycle lay across the street.
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.
He was taken to the hospital where he later died. "We need more young people to be as bold and as courageous as he seemed to be".
"We are lost right now", said Moye's sister Kimberli Duncan."But we are going to find our way".
"I thank God for placing him here to be the soldier that he is, that he was", Walter Scott's brother, Anthony Scott, said to the station about Moye. "This is a tragedy for the entire community".
"[D'baha's] body is now 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", Weaver wrote on the website.
A GoFundMe account made by Weaver has received over $18,000, exceeding its goal of $7,500. The money will also go toward his funeral services and burial, writes Weaver.
"Moya was a light and he will shine forever".