The police watchdog is continuing its investigation into the fatal shooting of 24-year-old rapper Chris Kaba by armed officers.

Mr Kaba’s family have demanded a murder investigation and expressed concerns that race may played a part in his death.

Meanwhile, Scotland Yard has acknowledged the “lasting impact” the tragedy would have.

Here is a timeline of how the incident and its aftermath are said to have unfolded so far:

– September 5: At around 9.51pm, officers in pursuit of a “suspect” vehicle used a tactic where they deliberately collide with a car to force it to stop in Streatham Hill, south London, according to the Metropolitan Police.

The chase followed the activation of an automatic number plate recognition camera, which indicated the vehicle was linked to a firearms incident in the previous days, the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) has said.

A police firearm was discharged once and Mr Kaba sustained a gunshot injury.

He received first aid from officers before being taken to hospital while the force referred itself to the independent watchdog.

The IOPC declared an independent investigation shortly before midnight and officers were sent to the scene.

– September 6: Mr Kaba died in hospital at 0.19am as it emerged he was months away from becoming a father.

Kim Alleyne, 49, whose daughter Karimah Waite was engaged to Mr Kaba, said: “He was so loved. He was so funny. He was super kind. Crazy. He was always happy. He’d do anything for you.

“He was a fiance, he was due to get married in five months’ time. He’s got a baby on the way that he’s never going to see.”

Some paying tribute at the scene said Mr Kaba was a rapper known as Madix or Mad Itch 67.

Locals reported hearing gunshots and the police helicopter hovering overhead.

– September 7: The Met recognised the “devastating and lasting impact” the shooting would have on Mr Kaba’s loved ones in a statement.

Commander Alexis Boon said the incident is “extremely concerning” and that the force will cooperate fully with the IOPC probe.

The pastor at a church which Mr Kaba attended as a child said that there are discussions in the community about organising a vigil for him.

Reverend Siaa-Liane Mathurin, of New Park Road Baptist Church, said the community was “scared” and confused as to why he was shot.

Later, Mr Kaba’s family released a statement calling for a murder investigation and questioning whether his life would have been “cut short” were he not black.

They urged the IOPC to confirm whether or not a weapon was found in the car he was driving.

“We are devastated; we need answers and we need accountability. We are worried that if Chris had not been black, he would have been arrested on Monday evening and not had his life cut short,” the family said.

Hours after the family’s statement, the watchdog confirmed no non-police issue firearm was found in the vehicle driven by Mr Kaba or at the scene.

In a statement issued on Wednesday night, the IOPC said it was understood officers had tried to stop the vehicle following the activation of an ANPR camera.

A detailed search of the scene and the surrounding area was completed on Tuesday night, recovering no non-police issue gun, it said, and confirmed the investigation was ongoing.