According to recent reports, the individual responsible for the tragic incident in Philadelphia on Monday night, where five men lost their lives and two children were injured, has been identified. The individual was reported to be a cross-dressing supporter of the Black Lives Matter movement.
As per reports, the 40-year-old suspect in question shared social media posts endorsing the Black Lives Matter movement. Additionally, on Facebook, the suspect uploaded pictures of himself wearing feminine attire like a bra, women’s top, and earrings, while sporting long, braided hair.
The suspect’s posts also included cryptic messages like “How do you know if an evil spirit is following you?” Furthermore, a photo of a map displaying incidents of historical “black massacres” in the United States was accompanied by a caption stating, “We kept the receipts.”
Among the suspect’s social media posts, there was one depicting an individual holding a pistol with the accompanying statement, “Wherefore art thou opposition so I may slide upon thine block and runneth down on thee?” Another post shared a video featuring children handling a rifle and firing it.
🚨 BREAKING: The Philadelphia mass shooter has been identified as a cross-dressing BLM activist.
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According to Tina Rosette, 49, who resided with the suspect in 2021 and spoke to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the suspect had a generally aggressive attitude towards certain aspects of life.
Rosette’s daughter, Cianni, 24, further mentioned that the suspect frequently displayed a handgun to her and attempted to familiarize her with firearms, stating he “was trying to get me comfortable around guns and stuff like that.”
In 2022, the Rosette family decided to relocate from their previous residence. Tina Rosette expressed her belief that the suspect had been experiencing a period of emotional turmoil or distress, describing it as being in “a dark place” recently.
Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw reported that upon hearing gunshots at approximately 8:30 on Monday night, law enforcement promptly pursued the suspect. During the pursuit, the suspect continued to discharge his firearm until he was apprehended.
The suspect was allegedly utilizing a police scanner to monitor law enforcement activities. It was reported that the suspect was armed with a rifle, a pistol, additional ammunition magazines, a police scanner, and a bullet-proof vest.
After the incident, authorities discovered numerous spent shell casings spread across an eight-block vicinity.
The individuals who tragically lost their lives in Monday’s shooting have been identified as Lashyd Merritt, 20; Dymir Stanton, 29; Ralph Moralis, 59; Daujan Brown, 15; and Joseph Wamah, Jr., 31.