Chris Kaba shooting: Met police officer charged with murder


The Crown Prosecution Service has announced the Metropolitan Police Officer who shot Chris Kaba is being charged with murder.

Chris Kaba, 24, was fatally shot by a firearms officer from the Metropolitan Police over one year ago on 5 September 2022 in Streatham, London. He was an unarmed Black man.

The officer will appear before Westminster Magistrates Court tomorrow (21 September). The officer is known only as NX121.

The decision in Chris’s case follows the homicide investigation by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), who passed their file to the CPS in March.

Matthew Ryder KC and Ifeanyi Odogwu represent Chris’s family and are instructed by Daniel Machover and Ellie Cornish of Hickman & Rose.

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