A well-loved activist of Black Lives Matter, Muhiyidin Elamin Moye was killed in a shooting, multiple sources reveal.

Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, 32, was shot in the thigh in New Orleans on Wednesday night and was killed. He was known for a being an activist in the Black Lives Matter movement in the US.

According to The Hill, Moye was found on Wednesday with a gunshot wound to the thigh and was taken to hospital where he died.

Police are now investigating the death, which has been ruled a homicide.

The New Orleans Advocate reports that he was riding a bicycle at the time of the shoot.

Moye became something of a sensation when he was caught on camera, during a news broadcast, jumping over a barricade in Charleston, to grab a Confederate flag from a protester in 2016.

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A GoFundMe page has already raised more than $28,000. A woman, who identified herself as Moye’s niece set up the page wrote, that Moye’s body was still in New Orleans and they were raising money to bring him back to Charleston.

Money raised would go to a memorial service and a funeral.