Christina Moynagh, the 21-year old’s mother, shared in a Facebook post that Nagdy was was fatally shot in a carjacking on Monday.
“It is with a heavy and broken heart that I tell you my Beautiful and Intelligent son Travis Nagdy has been tragically killed in a carjacking,” the grieving mom wrote.
WAVE 3 News reported the incident happened shortly after midnight on Monday. Friends told the news outlet that Nagdy was headed to protest another officer-related shooting in the city.
Nagdy played an important role during recent protests in Louisville, often showing up to fight for justice with a bullhorn and his signature bushy, curly mane.
His comrade, Jacoby Morris, spoke about the impact he had on the community and how his work was finished.
“It was an honor and privilege to work by Travis,” Morris told WAVE 3. “I think God opened the gates and said, ‘Well done, Travis. Come on home.’”
News of the beloved activist’s tragic death spread quickly on Twitter.
The social justice community responded with an outpouring of praise and love for the young man.
Last night, we lost Hamza "Travis" Nagdy, a young activist leader in Louisville, KY.
He was a beacon in the aftermath of Breonna Taylor's case and died protesting the recent ruling. Praying that his family gets answers and justice as soon as possible. https://t.co/2ljojzMJft
— Tom Steyer (@TomSteyer) November 23, 2020
Another Twitter user recalled how electrifying Nagdy’s energy was.
— Shante Wolfe ???? (@moreaboutsumn) November 23, 2020
Rest easy young King. You caused a lot of Good Trouble during your short time here on earth. We will never forget how you stood firm since day 1. We love you. ????????????????????✊????
#502 #BreonnaTaylor #TravisNagdy #Louisvilleprotestors#Louisville pic.twitter.com/PlTlu5CbhU
— Kay Cam (@NurseKelley2010) November 23, 2020
A GoFundMe has been set up to help with Nagdy’s funeral costs. The original ask of $15,000 has almost been doubled, according to the fundraising site. Police have no suspects at this time.