Speaking yesterday, the mother of his daughter Jada, 19 (Ed: not his wife, you'll note...), said: 'He was a really good guy. Obviously everyone has their ups and downs but he was never out to harm anyone. But he was a good guy.
'He was close to all his family and close to all his friends. You trust officers, and that's what they do, they take lives.'Actually, they try to save them by preventing them from swallowing drugs.
She added that he and his mother had been shot in an attack earlier this year and he had been injured in the leg while his mum had been shot in the head.Gosh. could happen to anyone, couldn't it?
A friend of Rashan, who came down to the scene said he has two younger sisters and a younger brother.
He said: 'This family has been through so much, and now they have lost him. It's a lot for them to go through.
He also said Rashan had been the 'victim of police harassment' with stop and search.Yeah, yeah, yeah. The police had no reason to stop him, we are asked to believe.
Having known Rashan nearly all his life, Ms Watkis described him as 'respectful'.
'Like every young man he could be challenging but he was always respectful and showed so much respect to me,' she added.If only he'd shown as much to the laws of the land, he'd be alive...