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Arrest made in fatal shooting of Black Lives Matter activist, police say

NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans police have made an arrest in the fatal shooting of a Black Lives Matter activist known for his leap through police tape to try to seize a Confederate battle flag during a demonstration last year in South Carolina.

Police say a Crimestoppers tip helped them identify 26-year-old Roosevelt Iglus as a suspect in the death of 32-year-old Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, better known as Muhiyidin d'Baha.  

Muhiyidin d’Baha, whose legal name is Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, goes airborne over a police barrier to try to seize a large Confederate battle flag from a protester in Charleston, South Carolina, on Feb. 22, 2017.
Muhiyidin d'Baha, whose legal name is Muhiyidin Elamin Moye, goes airborne over a police barrier to try to seize a large Confederate battle flag from a protester in Charleston, South Carolina, on Feb. 22, 2017. WCSC-TV

A news release Wednesday said Iglus was arrested Tuesday on a charge of second-degree murder. Spokesman Aaron Looney said in an email that police don't know a possible motive.

Moye was shot in the thigh early Feb. 6. A police officer answering a call about gunfire found Moye on the ground and asking for help near the Treme neighborhood.

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