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Chris Kaba, 24, died in Streatham Hill, south-east London, in September last year after being shot through the windscreen of an Audi. The officer accused of his murder, named only as NX121 after a district judge granted an anonymity order, appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court and the Old Bailey on Thursday. It was previously reported that Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley met 70 firearms officers operating across London following the murder charge and said many of them were “understandably anxious” following the decision. It has since been revealed that several officers have “made the decision to withdraw from their armed duties” and that this number “has increased in the last 48 hours.” The force also said it was “exploring contingencies” to deal with a possible shortage of armed officers “should they become necessary”. Moments before the shooting, Kaba had entered Kirkstall Gardens and collided with a marked police car. The officer fired one shot, hitting Mr. Kaba in the head.
Chris Kaba was 24 years old.
London Recorder Mark Lucraft KC said a plea and trial preparation hearing will be scheduled for December 1, with a possible trial date for September 9 next year. NX121 was released on bail on the conditions that he live at a specified address, surrender his passport and not apply for international travel documents. Chris Kaba’s family says ‘life stopped making sense’ after shooting. A Metropolitan Police spokesperson said: “Senior officers, including the commissioner, have been meeting with firearms officers in recent days as they reflect on the CPS decision to charge NX121 with murder. “Many are concerned about how the decision will affect them, their colleagues and their families. “They are concerned that this signals a change in the way the decisions they make in the most difficult circumstances will be judged. “Several officers have made the decision to withdraw from armed duties while they consider their position. That number has increased in the last 48 hours. “We are in ongoing discussions with those officers to support them and fully understand the genuine concerns they have. “The Met has a significant firearms capability and we continue to have armed officers deployed in communities across London, as well as elsewhere including Parliament, diplomatic facilities, airports etc. “Our priority is keeping the public safe. We are closely monitoring the situation and are exploring contingency options, should they become necessary.”