Chris Kaba: No Gun Found On Man Shot dead By Police In London
8 Sep 2022
No weapons were found on the man fatally shot by armed officers, police watchdog confirms.
Chris Kaba, also known as Madix, due to become a father within months died in hospital following a pursuit that ended in Streatham Hill, on Monday night.
24-year-old Kaba’s Audi was hemmed in by two police cars in narrow residential street Kirkstall Gardens before one round was fired from a police weapon.
In a statement on Wednesday evening, the IOPC said: “We understand at this stage that police officers in an armed response vehicle attempted to stop the vehicle Mr Kaba was in, following the activation of an automatic number plate recognition camera which indicated the vehicle was linked to a firearms incident in the previous days,”
As the investigation into that incident is ongoing by the MPS, it would not be appropriate to provide further information,”
It added: “A detailed search of the scene and surrounding area was completed last night. No non-police issue firearm has been recovered from the vehicle or the scene.”
Kaba’s family have demanded ‘answers and accountability’ over his death.
His mother, Helen Nkama, speaking through tears, said: “My heart is broken. I am speechless. My heart is broken. Police have taken Chris from me, I don’t know how to say, but I need justice to be done for Chris. This is very racist, it’s no good,”
“I need justice to be done, criminal justice to be done.”
His father Prosper added: “No-one can give any justification on why the police act. For us it’s totally racist and criminal. Really we are shocked to see that in this century from a specialist of the law like police, can shortcut someone’s life, especially a young boy.”