Holiday weekend mass shooting suspect, Kimbrady Lewis Carriker, was arraigned for murder after shooting up a Philadelphia neighborhood with deadly consequences
Cross-dresser Kimbrady Carriker appeared in court Wednesday and was held without bail after being slapped with five counts of murder over Monday night’s massacre in Philadelphia’s Kingsessing neighborhood
In the Philadelphia court Carriker, 40, was also charged with aggravated assault, VUFA no license, possession of an Instrument of crime, VUFA on the street, simple assault, and reckless endangerment
Slain victims have been identified as Lashyd Merritt, 20, Dymir Stanton, 29, Ralph Moralis, 59, Daujan Brown, 15, and Joseph Wamah Jr., 31
A 2-year-old boy was hit four times in the leg by gunfire, while the toddler’s twin brother and their mother who was at the wheel were injured by shattered glass when the gunman sprayed their vehicle
A 13-year-old boy also suffered multiple gunshot injuries to the leg
Kimbrady Carriker, 40, [photo], was held without bail after being slapped with five counts of murder over Monday night’s massacre in the Kingsessing neighborhood, in Philadelphia
The Philadelphia mass shooting suspect accused of gunning down five men and injuring several kids and one adult on July 4th eve, was arraigned in court Wednesday on a slew of homicide and illegal weapons possession charges.
Cross-dresser Kimbrady Carriker, 40, was held without bail after being slapped with five counts of murder, as well as attempted murder, then ordered to be held without bail.
Appearing in a Philadelphia courtroom on Wednesday morning he was also charged with aggravated assault, VUFA no license, possession of an Instrument of crime, VUFA on the street, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person, in the wake of his holiday weekend gun rampage.
Those killed have been identified as Lashyd Merritt, 20, Dymir Stanton, 29, Ralph Moralis, 59, Daujan Brown, 15, and Joseph Wamah Jr, 31, who was found dead inside a home.
A 2-year-old boy was hit four times in the leg, while his twin brother and a their mother, 33, were injured by shattered glass after the gunman fired into their car as they drove by.
A 13-year-old youth was also hit multiple times by gunfire,
Slain victims have been identified as Top Daujan Brown, 15, and Joseph Wamah Jr., 31 Bottom; Lashyd Merritt, 22, and Ralph Moralis, 59. The fifth fatality Dymir Stanton, 29, is not included in the photo montage
Neighbors know the gunman for dressing as a woman, but while they described him as “weird,” none felt he was capable of violence.
Several neighbors, who knew the suspect simply as “Kim,” said they were stunned to learn of the alleged mass shooter’s identity, insisting he had never caused any problems in the neighborhood in the decade he lived there.
“He never bothered anyone. We knew he was different, we see him dressed as a woman a few times but he never caused a problem,” Bernard Mason, 53, said.
Carriker, who has previously posted photos on Facebook of himself wearing female clothes, allegedly donned a bulletproof vest and ski mask to shoot up the victims
In a mugshot, Carriker appears with short braided hair with a mustache and goatee, he looked different in Facebook postings he made a few months ago in which he sported long hair and wore women’s clothing.
Carriker had allegedly donned a bulletproof vest and ski mask before massacring his victims at random with an AR-15-style rifle in the city’s working-class Kingsessing neighborhood Monday night, authorities said.
He had a pistol, extra magazines, and a police scanner in his possession when he surrendered to cops after a brief foot pursuit. He had a pistol, extra magazines, and a police scanner in his possession when he surrendered to cops after a brief foot pursuit.
Kimbrady Carriker, 40, has been hit with a slew of murder and other charges after allegedly opening fire with an AR-15 style rifle in the city’s working-class Kingsessing.
Carriker, who had a prior gun conviction under his belt from 2003, was allegedly carrying a ghost gun, [an unregistered firearm manufactured illegally], Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner said.
Krasner, who described the horror as a “random, premeditated deliberate killing,” said there was good reason to believe the AR-15 and the ghost gun Carriker used “may have been obtained illegally.”
Carriker doesn’t appear to have had any prior connection to his alleged victims and authorities are still trying to determine a motive, the DA said.
Witnesses and surveillance footage indicated the gunman had gone to several locations wearing his ski mask and body armor as he opened fire along several blocks: “The suspect then began shooting aimlessly at occupied vehicles and individuals on the street as they walked,” police said.
Police in Philadelphia are still trying to determine a motive for the shooting and said the suspect doesn’t appear to have had any prior connection to his alleged victims.
Carriker had no apparent connection with any of the victims, who were gunned down.
Authorities have yet to determine a motive, Krasner said, adding the suspect, ‘then began shooting aimlessly at occupied vehicles and individuals on the street as they walked,’ Staff Inspector Ernest Ransom said.
The vehicles included a mother driving her 2-year-old twins home, one of whom was shot four times in the legs and the other who was hit in the eyes by shattered glass.
Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said the ‘armed and armored individual’ was firing ‘seemingly at random.’
Philly CSU officers collect evidence. Authorities have yet to determine a motive for the suspect, who wore a bullet proof vest and a ski mask during the shooting, may have obtained at least one of his weapons illegally
Consequently, additional to the five fatalities, a toddler was hit multiple times by gunfire, while the 2-year-old’s twin brother and their mother of the twin boys was also injured by flying glass.
A 13-year-old boy was also hit multiple times by gunfire.
“We’re talking about completely innocent bystanders who did absolutely nothing to put themselves at risk and they have suffered this horrifying consequence,” the DA said.
Cornered in an alley, the suspect surrendered and was found to have not only the rifle but also a pistol, extra magazines, a police scanner and a bulletproof vest, police said.