The gunman who killed five men and injured two children last Monday in the Kingessing neighborhood of Philadelphia was a Black Lives Matter supporter who posted pictures of himself on social media in women’s clothing, the New York Post reported.
According to Philadelphia police, the suspect, 40-year-old Kimrabdy Carriker, was armed with a handgun and rifle and wearing a bulletproof vest when he fatally shot four men. He also shot a fifth man inside a nearby home. Two children, a 13-year-old and a 2-year-old, were both shot in the legs and injured.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Carriker was apprehended by police after a foot chase.
In its report, the New York Post included posts from the suspect’s Facebook page showing him in women’s clothing. The Post also reported that Carriker regularly posted support for Black Lives Matter on Facebook.
Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal confirmed that Carriker’s social media posts were “disturbing,” the Washington Post reported.
Carriker was arraigned on Wednesday on five counts of murder, attempted murder, aggravated assault, carrying firearms in public, and possession of a weapon without a license.
The Associated Press reported on Sunday that prosecutors now believe that the fifth man Carriker killed inside a home was likely murdered two days before last Monday’s shooting.
Initially, it was believed that 31-year-old Joseph Wamah was shot after the four men were killed, however, based on the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s report and additional evidence received since Monday, it appears that Carriker killed Wamah about 44 hours earlier, according to District Attorney Larry Krasner’s office.
According to the District Attorney’s office, Philadelphia Police had responded to a 911 report of shots fired around 2:00 am on July 2 on South 56th Street. However, officers were inadvertently dispatched to North 56th Street, so Wamah’s body was not found until after Monday’s shooting.