In residential Kirkstall Gardens, Streatham Hill, residents nonetheless ask who Chris Kaba is and why the 24-year-old, black unarmed rapper was shot dead by a police marksman by a car windscreen outdoors their houses almost three weeks in the past.

Sadly, amid an unsettling lack of official information, they aren’t the one ones throughout the capital demanding solutions to the identical pressing query.

Mr Kaba’s distraught family learnt a bit of extra on Wednesday after they considered body-worn footage captured by officers in two police vehicles who chased and hemmed in his Audi Q8 late at evening on September 5.

They additionally privately met Scotland Yard’s new Commissioner, Sir Mark Rowley, for 25 minutes after viewing the footage. Today, the Evening Standard investigates the occasions main up to the shooting in a bid to shed new mild on the story gripping London.

Mr Kaba was shot as soon as within the head, struggling catastrophic injuries, on the slender south London road. The Metropolitan Police officer concerned has been suspended and the Independent Office for Police Conduct has launched a murder investigation.

But Mr Kaba’s cousin, Jefferson Bosela, believes most individuals have already made up their minds due to a scarcity of information. Streatham Labour MP Bell Ribeiro-Addy told the Standard the speedy influence on younger individuals in her constituency was a profound perception that Mr Kaba had been “executed”.

His killing had echoes of the deadly police shooting of Mark Duggan, 29, a decade in the past in Tottenham, which sparked rioting throughout Britain. An inquest jury later discovered he was lawfully killed. On social media, supporters passionately argue Mr Kaba’s case with the hashtag #JusticeForChrisKaba, as Mr Bosela, 27, a former English instructor and year head, pleads: “He mattered to us.”

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