Philadelphia mass shooting: Who is Kimbrady Carriker? Suspect shot and killed 5 people, Know everything about the shooter

Suspect Kimbrady Carriker. (Source: Facebook)

Kimbrady Watson Carriker, 40, is the suspect arrested in connection with the shooting that occurred in Southwest Philadelphia’s Kingsessing Avenue on Monday night that left at least five persons dead and two children injured. Keep reading to know more about the suspect and the shooting incident in detail.


Suspect: Who is Kimbrady Carriker?

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Carriker was detained on Monday night following an alleged shooting in the Kingsessing neighborhood that left five individuals dead and two children injured.

His Facebook profile states that he is the owner of the computer firm LDS Frame Works. He has also held the position of Director of IT and Development at Tpca in the past. He attended Cittone Institute and Lincoln Technical Institute for his education. He attended Bonita Vista Senior High for his higher education.


Carriker posted in support of Black Lives Matter on Facebook and is a supporter of the Black Lives Matter Philly group.

“Black lives matter today; there will be jobs available. Equal opportunity finally. Just tell us where your quitting so we can send someone over,” Carriker said in a Facebook comment in response to a report about employees participating in a Strike for Black Lives.

Carriker also shared two articles on Facebook, one headed “Philly anti-violence grant program shows promising results, despite some hiccups,” and the other, “how do you know if an evil spirit is following you.”

Carriker has also shared many posts that feature firearms and shooting, including one that shows youngsters shooting and one that features a person carrying a flintlock pistol and the caption “wherefore art thou opposition so I may slide upon thine block and runneth down on thee.”

Tina Rosette, Carriker’s 49-year-old ex-roommate, claimed that in 2021, they shared a residence in the 5600 block of Belmar Terrace for nearly a year. He was “really smart, intelligent, creative,” according to her, and he enjoyed writing computer programs.

She claimed she’d never seen him with a gun before and was horrified to learn that he might have been involved in such a horrible act of gun violence. “I didn’t even know he had a gun,” she claimed.

She acknowledged that Carriker had “an aggressive approach to some things in life,” nevertheless. She cited one instance in which he allegedly taught young people how to fight on occasion, presumably for self-defense, but provided little guidance regarding how or when to stop.

The two of them got along for a while, and Cianni Rosette, 24, who resided with her mother Tina and Carriker in West Philadelphia, claimed she appreciated his demeanor because it was “cool” and original.

Contrary to her mother, Cianni Rosette claims that Carriker did repeatedly show her a weapon.

She said,

”He was trying to get me comfortable around guns and stuff like that.”

She also mentioned that he may occasionally be tough to communicate with since he could be distant or easily irritated, even though he wouldn’t show it.

She claimed that at one time Carriker told her he was “pushy” about wanting to start a relationship with her.

She said,

”I haven’t really talked to him after that rejection.”

Tina Rosette stated that she thought Carriker had been in “a dark place” lately, though she wasn’t sure why. Tina Rosette and her daughter moved out approximately a year ago.

She claimed that despite her best efforts, she only had occasional conversations with him after leaving his house.


Philadelphia mass shooting: What happened?

Five people were killed and two children were injured in a shooting spree that took place in Philadelphia on Monday night, according to Philadelphia Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw.

At the intersection of 56th and Chester Streets, the public contacted police about the incident at approximately 8:30 p.m.

According to Outlaw, the police heard more gunshots close to 56th Street and Kingsessing Avenue after finding gunshot victims and getting ready to take them to the hospital.

Officers arrived on the scene to find many spent shot casings and continued to hear gunfire coming from Frazer Street. Law authorities managed to capture the alleged shooter at this point.

Outlaw said that officers tracked the shooter as he continued to fire his pistol and eventually cornered him in a back alley on the 1600 block of Frazer Street. He was successfully captured by the authorities there.

The person was described by police as having an AR-style rifle and a handgun, as well as a bulletproof vest with many magazines. At the time of his arrest, he was also discovered to own a scanner.

Then Kimbrady Carriker was named as the suspect in the Monday night mass shooting in Southwest Philadelphia.



The incident claimed the lives of five individuals, whose ages range from 20 to 59, according to the police. Thankfully, the two children, ages two and thirteen, who were hurt in the incident are doing well.

According to Outlaw, another person has been held who is suspected of perhaps retaliating against the shooter during the shooting rampage.

After midnight, Philadelphia Police found the fifth victim from the South 56th Street shooting inside a house on the same block. The shooter’s 36 spent gunshot casings were discovered outdoors earlier. A investigator claims that the gunman followed a 31-year-old man inside his house where he cruelly shot him in the face and body.

The fifth victim’s father found his dead son on the living room floor. Three rifle bullets were discovered on the enclosed porch, and four more rifle rounds were discovered on the living room floor. The mass gunman pursued the 31-year-old victim into his home while firing a weapon, so it was clear that he was trying to get away.

Police have confirmed the following fatalities:

  • Lashyd Merritt, 20, died after being shot numerous times in the chest and arm.

  • Dymir Stanton, 29, died after being shot multiple times in the chest and back.

  • Ralph Moralis, 59, died after being shot multiple times in the head, side, and buttocks.

  • Joseph Wamah, Jr., 31, also died after being shot numerous times.

  • Daujan Brown, 15, also passed away after being shot in the shoulder, chest, and back, according to the police.

Brown’s mother, Nashaya Thomas, claimed in an interview with NBC10’s Miguel Martinez-Valle that her son was assisting a buddy who had been shot in the leg when he was killed.

She said,

“His friend was hurt and he was trying to get his friend help but the guy was still in the act of doing his thing, He was just trying to get his friend help not knowing that bullets don’t have no name.”


Official’s Statement:

According to local media, Mayor Jim Kenney, the gun dealer who sold the suspect the weapons “should be sued out of business.”

Kenney questioned with a critical remark,

“Where does a person like this get a semiautomatic handgun? Where does a person like this buy a Kevlar vest?” 

“This country needs to reexamine its conscience when it comes to Congress or the state legislature and try to figure out how we get these guns out of these people’s hands.”

Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw said at a news conference:

“Thank God our officers were on the scene and responded as quickly as they did. I can’t even describe the level of bravery and courage that was shown, in addition to the restraint that was shown here.”

According to police records as of Tuesday, Philadelphia had recorded 212 homicides this year. The preceding year, which was one of the deadliest on record in Philadelphia, was down by around 19% from this period.

According to information given by the City Controller’s Office and most recently updated on Sunday, children have made up almost 11% of the approximately 930 shooting victims in Philadelphia so far this year.


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