Rapper Chris Kaba, 24, died after a police pursuit of a car ended in Kirkstall Gardens, Streatham Hill on Monday evening.

He was killed by a single shot that entered through the driver’s side of the windscreen of the Audi, which had been boxed in by police vehicles.

The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said no “non-police issue firearm” had been found following a detailed search of the car and surrounding area.

The family of the father-to-be, below, have called for answers and a protest was being held in Brixton amid tensions in the community.

A flyer for the demonstration said: “Peaceful protest for Chris Kaba. An unarmed young black man who was a father to be was murdered in cold blood by our police force…

“We demand answers… Brixton police station, everyone pull up.”

The protest was also reportedly being held outside the Ritzy.

The IOPC, which is in charge of the investigation into the events which led to the 24 year-old’s death, will assess whether the Met police firearms team was justified in firing.

It said an automatic number plate recognition camera indicated the Audi was linked to a firearms incident in the previous days.

In a statement it added: “As the investigation into that incident is ongoing by the MPS (Metropolitan Police Service), it would not be appropriate to provide further information.”

The parents of Mr. Kaba, a rapper known as Mad Itch who was part of Mobo-nominated group 67, said they are “devastated” and are demanding a criminal investigation.

His father Prosper Kaba told the BBC: “For us, it is totally racist and criminal and we want all the community, especially the minority community, to see this as racism.”

Mother Helen Nkama added: “My heart is broken. I am speechless.”

In a statement released through the charity Inquest, his family called for a homicide investigation.

It said: “The family of Chris Kaba seek a homicide investigation into his death from the outset. We have today told the IOPC of that demand and that we do not want any delay as has happened in other fatal shootings — otherwise we and the wider public can have no confidence that the police will be held to account.”

The Met has said it is “fully co-operating” with the IOPC inquiry.

The IOPC is appealing for witnesses to come forward to the incident which happened at just before 10pm on Monday and to call 0300 303 0779 or email witness@policeconduct.gov.uk referencing “Streatham Hill”.

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