Man charged in shooting death of Black Lives Matter activist
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man has been indicted in the fatal New Orleans shooting of a Black Lives Matter activist remembered for leaping through police tape to seize a Confederate battle flag during a South Carolina protest.
District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro’s office says 27-year-old Roosevelt Iglus was charged Thursday with second-degree murder in the death of Muhiyidin (muh-HEE’-ih-din) Moye — better known as Muhiyidin d’Baha.
D’Baha was known for leaping to wrestle a Confederate battle flag from a man during a 2017 protest over Civil War monuments.
The Charleston man was visiting New Orleans in February when police said he was shot by a man who tried to knock him off his bicycle early one morning. A tip led to Iglus’ arrest in July.
It wasn’t immediately known if Iglus has a lawyer.