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Chris Kaba: Inside story of shooting that shocked London

I n residential Kirkstall Gardens, Streatham Hill, residents still ask who Chris Kaba is and why the 24-year-old, black unarmed rapper was shot dead by a police marksman through a car windscreen outside their homes nearly three weeks ago. Sadly, amid an unsettling lack of official information, they are not the only ones across the … Read more

Watchdog to consider whether race was a factor in fatal shooting of Chris Kaba

I nvestigators will consider whether race was a factor in the fatal shooting of Chris Kaba by an armed officer, the police watchdog has said. However the dead man’s family have responded angrily at learning the investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) could take as long as nine months to conclude. Issuing … Read more

Met Police federation calls for bodycam footage of Chris Kaba killing to be released

B odycam footage from the police officers involved in the fatal shooting of Chris Kaba should be released, the Met Police federation has agreed. Mr Kaba, 24, died after a police chase which ended with him being shot dead in Streatham Hill. The Independent Office of Police Conduct has launched a homicide investigation into the … Read more

Armed police ‘threaten to hand in their weapons’ over Chris Kaba fatal shooting

Rapper Mr Kaba, 24, was fatally shot by police in Streatham Hill, south London, after a police chase on September 5. On Monday, Scotland Yard confirmed that the officer in question had been suspended from frontline duties. Chris Kaba was shot by armed officers / PA Media But one source within the firearms command is … Read more

Stormzy offers support to family of Chris Kaba during London protest

The Vossi Bop singer, 29, spoke at the march saying: “Chris has a mother, he has a family, he has brothers, he has friends, people who knew him in real life, who for them it’s unbearable.” He said there was no way to “sugarcoat” what had happened to Mr Kaba and urged them to “have … Read more

Police watchdog begins homicide inquiry into fatal shooting of Chris Kaba

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said this followed its review of the evidence gathered so far after the incident in Streatham Hill on Monday. “Mr Kaba died after a single shot was fired by an MPS officer from the specialist firearms command while police attempted to stop and contain the vehicle he was … Read more

Family of London rapper shot dead by police demand murder probe

T he family of a rapper shot dead by armed Met officers have called for a murder investigation to be launched into the circumstances surrounding his death. Chris Kaba, who was due to become a father within months, died after a police chase that ended in Streatham Hill, south London, on Monday night. The IOPC, … Read more

Streatham shooting: Man dies after being shot by police following pursuit

A MOBO nominated rapper and soon-to-be dad has been shot dead by police after a car chase in south London which a witness said ended as the victim tried to drive his vehicle at officers. Chris Kaba, in his 20s, was named by devastated friends as the victim of the armed police shooting in Streatham. … Read more