On January 13, 2021, police from Wilmington, Delaware found Moses asleep in his own car. According to the police, after they woke up the man, he entered into a verbal confrontation with them. The policeman repeatedly asked Moses to get out of the car, although he had no reason to do so. Video footage of the policeman’s body camera shows Moses disobeying the officer’s orders and driving away. After a short chase, the police drove Moses’ car into a dead end. He turned his car around and drove in the direction of the officers. He did not try to run over them, but the police decided that they were “in imminent danger” and shot the man. They shot him over nine times.
The officers involved in the shooting were sent on administrative leave. In late April 2021, the Moses family filed a lawsuit against the Wilmington Police Department, accusing them of violating Moses’ constitutional rights, which, according to the lawsuit, led to his death.