IOPC makes referral to CPS over fatal shooting of Chris Kaba

Published: 30 Mar 2023

We have today referred a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) following the conclusion of our homicide investigation into the fatal shooting of Chris Kaba by a Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) officer on 5 September 2022 in Streatham Hill, south London.

IOPC Director Amanda Rowe said: “This was a tragic incident and our investigators have been working hard to ensure that our comprehensive investigation has been completed without undue delay and within the six-to-nine-month timeframe we provided.

“Mr Kaba died after he was struck by a single gunshot fired by an MPS officer into the vehicle he was driving.

“During the investigation, the officer was advised they were under criminal investigation for murder and following the conclusion of our investigation we have referred a file of evidence to the CPS to determine whether to charge the officer.

“A referral to the CPS does not necessarily mean that criminal charges will follow. It is now for the CPS to decide, applying the tests in the Code for Crown Prosecutors, whether or not to prosecute the officer.

“Mr Kaba’s family and the officer involved have been notified of this development.”

  • Death and serious injury
  • Use of force and armed policing