On Monday, Kimbrady Carriker, a self-described computer engineer, opened fire across several Philadelphia residential blocks, killing five people and wounding four more. Carriker apparently prepared for a hell of a shootout with police before going on his murder spree. . .
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.
When police took the reported BLM supporter alive, he was complimentary of their work. From the Philadelphia Inquirer . . .
The shooter accused of killing five people during a harrowing rampage in Southwest Philadelphia Monday night told police the shooting spree was an attempt to help authorities address the city’s gun violence crisis, and that a deity would be sending more people to help, according to sources familiar with the investigation.
The assertions by Kimbrady Carriker were made to police in the hours after Carriker was arrested on the 1600 block of South Frazier Street, said the sources, who requested anonymity to discuss the ongoing investigation.
Carriker first told responding officers who made the arrest that they had done a good job, the sources said. Carriker also told them the gunfire — which spanned several blocks and struck people, including two children, who had no apparent connection to one another — was an attempt to help police because “all these guys are out there killing people,” the sources said.
Carriker is reported to have used an AR pattern rifle and what’s described as a “ghost gun.” Past media reports, however, frequently fail to distinguish between homemade, non-serialized firearms and commercially produced guns that have had their serial numbers obliterated when using that intentionally incendiary term. Again from the Inquirer . . .
Carriker used an AR-15 assault rifle in the shooting, and was also in possession of a 9mm ghost gun, which did not have a serial number and was untraceable, Assistant District Attorney Bob Wainwright said. That handgun was not fired during the shooting, but was in Carriker’s possession at the time.
In searching Carriker’s home, Wainwright said investigators also found a .380-caliber hangun, and additional live .223 ammunition that matched the ammunition found at the scene of the shooting. Investigators also found a will dated June 23 that was in Carriker’s handwriting, but authorities were not able to discuss what the document contained.
Kimbrady Carriker, the man accused of fatally shooting five men and injuring two children in Philadelphia, has been charged with five counts of murder. | @britybernstein https://t.co/qlaJq4KN8Z
— National Review (@NRO) July 5, 2023
Philly politicians were only too happy to take a cue from a crazed mass murderer and carry the ball he started rolling for more gun control in Philly. Failed Mayor Jim Kenney had no trouble fingering the real culprit responsible for Carriker’s holiday weekend murder spree — the alleged lack of sufficiently restrictive gun control laws. From CNN . . .
Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney called on national lawmakers to address firearms legislation.
“I’m frustrated and outraged that mass shootings like this continue to happen in communities across the United States,” he said. “This country needs to re-examine its conscience and find out how to get guns out of dangerous people’s hands. … We are begging Congress to protect lives and do something about America’s gun problem.”
And the City of Brotherly Love’s non-prosecuting District Attorney Larry Krasner, who was impeached for his abysmally poor performance in office, took a similar tack in trying to deflect any responsibility for Philly’s exploding murder and violent crime rates . . .
“It is disgusting that you can go to New Jersey and find a whole list of reasonable gun regulation that we don’t have, that you can go to Delaware and there’s almost as long a list of reasonable gun legislation that we don’t have,” he said. “Some of that legislation might have made a difference here.”
Because TTAG readers know well, gun control laws have always stop crazed spree shooters who justify murdering innocents by claiming they’re just trying to help reign in “gun violence.”
A pro-Black Lives Matter transgender Black activist, Kimbrady Carriker, killed 5 people in a mass shooting in Philadelphia yesterday.
And you haven’t heard about it—or the cries for “gun control”—because, again, it was a transgender, Black, BLM activist and not a white guy. pic.twitter.com/kUyegwJhwv
— William Wolfe 🇺🇸 (@William_E_Wolfe) July 5, 2023