Posted on July 5, 2023

Gunman Arrested for Philadelphia Mass Shooting That Left 5 Dead Is BLM Activist Who Wore Women’s Clothes

Emily Crane and Andy Tillett, New York Post, July 4, 2023

The rifle-wielding suspect who donned a bulletproof vest before allegedly shooting dead five men and injuring two children in Philadelphia has been identified as a Black Lives Matter supporter who shared gun-toting memes on social media.

Kimbrady Carriker, 40, was nabbed shortly after the bloodshed in the city’s Kingsessing neighborhood Monday night, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, citing sources.

Kimbrady Carriker

Kimbrady Carriker


He also regularly posts about supporting Black Lives Matter, including supporting workers who protested in the Strike For Black Lives in July 2020.

Police said the 40-year-old male suspect was armed with a rifle, pistol, extra magazines, a police scanner and bulletproof vest when he fatally shot four men on the street and then chased and killed a fifth man inside a home.

A 2-year-old boy was shot four times in the legs, while a 13-year-old boy also suffered gunshot wounds to his legs, according to cops.

The gunman had fired at police as they chased him for several blocks before he eventually surrendered in an alley, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said.

Carriker also described himself as a computer engineer, and showed an interest in guns, posting pictures and memes of people with firearms.

One image featured a person holding a pistol with the caption: “Wherefore art thou opposition so I may slide upon thine block and runneth down on thee.”


In May 2020, Carriker also posted a video to his Facebook of a burning Philadelphia police car that had been daubed with grafitti including “ACAB” — an acronym for “All coppers are b—–ds” — and captioned it: “I was there; where were you? #we matter.” {snip}


Carriker had been arrested in 2003 and charged with possession of a weapon without a license, carrying a firearm in public and drug possession, according to Philadelphia court records.

He eventually pleaded guilty to having a firearm without a license and the other charges were dropped.

He was placed on three years’ probation and made to pay over $1,000 in costs.