Philly Mass Shooter Is Cross-Dressing BLM Supporter

Philadelphia police respond to shooting (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
July 5, 2023

The suspected mass shooter who killed five people in Philadelphia on Monday is a cross-dresser and Black Lives Matter supporter, investigations into his online activity suggest.

Forty-year-old Kimbrady Carriker is charged with five counts of murder after allegedly carrying out a mass shooting on the streets of the city’s Kingsessing neighborhood. Posts by the shooter online show him dressing like a woman and supporting leftist organizations. Five men were killed, and two children, including a two-year-old, were injured by Carriker, whom police found with a bulletproof vest, police scanner, and multiple weapons.

Carriker's posts featured weapons and pro-BLM captions, the New York Post reported:

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."

Another one of his posts showed footage of several kids firing off rounds from a rifle.

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." However, It is unclear if he had filmed the video himself.

Photos posted by Carriker in the months leading up to the shooting show him wearing a bra, a women's shirt, and earrings.

The killings come several months after transgender shooter Audrey Hale killed three children and three adults at the Covenant School in Nashville. The city's police are still refusing to release the killer's manifesto, citing pending litigation.

Hale, a biological woman, listed "He/Him" pronouns on a LinkedIn profile. Hale’s parents, who lived with the shooter, said Hale was under a doctor’s care for an "emotional disorder," police said.

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