Police officer charged with murdering Chris Kaba released on bail

21 September 2023, 12:06 | Updated: 21 September 2023, 15:03

Chris Kaba was killed last year
Chris Kaba was killed last year. Picture: Handout

By Kit Heren

A Met police officer charged with the murder of rapper Chris Kaba has been released on bail after a court appearance at the Old Bailey.

Listen to this article

Loading audio...

Mr Kaba was killed by a single bullet in the shooting in south London on September 6 last year.

The officer accused of murdering him appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Thursday morning ahead of a further hearing at the Old Bailey on the same afternoon.

The officer has only been identified as NX121, with an anonymity order granted.

They were released on bail after the Old Bailey hearing.

Photos of the aftermath of the shooting showed a bullet hole in the windscreen of the Audi that Mr Kaba was driving in Streatham Hill.

The father-to-be's death sparked protests against the police as his family called for justice over the 24-year-old's death.

Read more: Family of Chris Kaba afraid whenever their sons leave house one year on from shooting

Read more: Police officer charged with murder after shooting of Chris Kaba in south London

Chris Kaba
Chris Kaba. Picture: LBC
Chris Kaba
Chris Kaba . Picture: Supplied

Rosemary Ainslie, head of the CPS Special Crime Division, said on Wednesday morning: "Following a thorough review of the evidence provided by the IOPC (Independent Office for Police Conduct), the CPS has authorised a charge of murder against a Metropolitan Police officer following the death of Chris Kaba.

"Mr Kaba died on 6 September 2022 after he was struck by a single bullet in Streatham Hill, south London.

"The CPS reminds all concerned that criminal proceedings against the officer are active and that he has the right to a fair trial."

Chris Kaba's parents and family arrive in court
Chris Kaba's parents and family arrive in court. Picture: Alamy

"It is extremely important there should be no reporting, commentary or sharing of information online which could in any way prejudice these proceedings.

The officer has been suspended from duty.

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Dame Esther is set to step down from her presidency as she battles lung cancer.

Dame Esther Rantzen steps down as Childline president amid terminal lung cancer diagnosis

Buildings were damaged by a massive explosion on Mahe, Seychelles

Seychelles declares state of emergency after explosion amid destructive flooding

The prime suspect in the Madeleine McCann case is finding it difficult being accused of her kidnapping.

Madeleine McCann prime suspect 'struggling with pressure of being accused of one of most infamous crimes'

Prince Harry told the High Court he and Meghan were 'forced' to leave the UK

‘The UK is my home and Meghan and I were forced to leave,’ Prince Harry says in High Court security battle

Holly Willoughby is offered 'big money' deal with return to Dancing On Ice

Holly Willoughby to be offered 'big money' deal to return as Dancing On Ice co-host

Boris Johnson gives evidence to the Covid Inquiry

Boris Johnson tells Covid Inquiry he 'could not have done more' to stop Downing Street parties

This is the moment a Ulez camera explodes.

Shocking moment Ulez camera explodes after being targeted by anti-Ulez activists

APTOPIX Campus Shooting Las Vegas

Gunman dead after killing three in attack at Las Vegas university

Phillip Schofield quit This Morning earlier this year

ITV 'did not cover-up evidence of Phillip Schofield's affair with This Morning runner before star quit,' review finds

A British Airways flight had a near-miss with a drone, a new report has revealed.

British Airways flight carrying 216 passengers missed illegal drone by just 20ft while 3,000ft in the air over Windsor

The gondola capsized after the tourists refused to stop taking selfies

Group of tourists dumped into Venice canal after they 'refused to stop taking selfies' causing gondola to capsize

Will Brown was killed in a hit-and-run

Boy, 7, killed in hit-and-run while trying to catch football, heartbroken father reveals as police hunt driver

British politicians and civil society have been targeted by Russia

Russian spies accused of sustained campaign to hack phones and emails of UK politicians and journalists

Ruth Perry

Ofsted inspection 'likely contributed' to death of headteacher Ruth Perry, inquest rules

Investigators work at the scene of a shooting in a classroom of a school in Bryansk, Russia

Russian schoolgirl shoots several classmates before killing herself

Rishi Sunak insists he controversial Rwanda policy will work despite turmoil within the Tory party

Rwanda plan will succeed, Rishi Sunak insists at emergency press conference but denies new law is a vote of a confidence