Drill rapper Chris Kaba died after armed police shot him Monday night, and now an investigation has found that he did not have a gun on him at the time of the shooting.

The 24-year-old died after cops tried to stop his vehicle when a number plate recognition camera indicated that it could be linked to a firearms incident that happened days earlier, reported The Sun. After a car chase, an armed cop fired a single shot at Kaba, known as Madix or Mad Itch, in Streatham Hill, South London, at around 10 p.m. on Monday. The expectant dad from Wembley, North London, later died in a hospital.

A detailed search of the scene in Kirkstall Gardens was completed. It revealed that Kaba did not have a gun or any weapon on him at the time of the incident. The Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) said in a statement that no "non-police issue firearm has been recovered from the vehicle or the scene." The IOPC shared that they had met with Kaba’s family on Wednesday to explain the role of police and update them on the probe.

The victim's family said that they fear he would not have been killed if he was not black, reported Mirror. His father Prosper branded the killing of their son "criminal." Kaba's mother, Helen, said that her heart is broken, and she is "speechless."

The IOPC said that they understand at this stage that "police officers in an armed response vehicle attempted to stop the vehicle Mr Kaba was in.." They noted that as the investigation into the incident is ongoing by the Metropolitan Police, "it would not be appropriate to provide further information." They confirmed that around 10 p.m. Monday, as armed officers "attempted to stop and contain the vehicle, a single shot was discharged by a police officer."

They shared that CPR was immediately administered by cops at the scene. Support was also quickly requested from the London Ambulance Service and "London’s Air Ambulance. Mr Kaba sadly died in hospital later that night." The IOPC added that a detailed forensic examination will be completed on the vehicle that Kaba was driving and on some of the cops' vehicles involved.

The IOPC is committed to carrying out a “thorough and comprehensive” probe to establish all of the facts surrounding the shooting, said Regional director Sal Naseem, reported itv.

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