(GoRealNewsNow.com) – The suspected shooter arrested for killing five men and wounding two kids in a Philadelphia mass shooting has been identified as a seemingly transgender activist of the far-left Marxist group Black Lives Matter.
On Monday night, 40-year-old Kimbrady Carriker was arrested after going on a shooting rampage in the city’s Kingsessing neighborhood, where he was wielding a rifle and donning a bulletproof vest.
The police haven’t identified him officially, but his identity was revealed by The Philadelphia Inquirer, quoted by The New York Post.
The report reveals the suspected mass murderer has been sharing “gun-toting” memes on social media. He also described himself as a computer engineer.
Carriker’s Facebook page features photos of him from March showing him dressed in women’s clothes – wearing a woman’s top, a bra, and braids.
His old roommate, Tina Rosette, 49, told the Inquirer he was “really smart, intelligent, creative” and loved computers but had “an aggressive approach to some things in life.”
The aggressive computer nerd regularly made posts in favor of BLM, which included support for the July 2020 Strike for Black Lives.
According to the Philadelphia Police Department, the gunman was armed with a rifle, pistol, a bulletproof vest, a police scanner, and extra magazines.
He shot and killed four men in the street, then chased a fifth man and murdered him inside a home. Those killed were identified as Lashyd Merritt, 20; Dymir Stanton, 29; Ralph Moralis, 59; Daujan Brown, 15; and Joseph Wamah, Jr., 31.
Carriker also shot a 2-year-old boy and a 13-year-old boy, both of whom suffered leg wounds.
The gunman was chased by police officers for several blocks and fired at them, before surrendering, according to Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw.
According to Philadelphia court records, Carriker was arrested in 2003 for “possessing a weapon without a license, carrying a firearm in public, and drug possession.”
He agreed to plead guilty to having a firearm without a license and was sentenced to 3-year probation, paying over $1,000 in court costs.
Carriker previously also started a software and computer game company called LDS Frameworks, which was last active in 2019.
According to Commissioner Outlaw, he had no connection to his victims.
— New York Post (@nypost) July 4, 2023