Two Police officers in South African have been arrested over the deadly shooting of a 16-year-old boy, which had sparked violent street protests.
Parents of Nathaniel Julius (deceased), who had Down’s syndrome, said he had gone out to purchase biscuits when he was shot dead in Johannesburg’s Eldorado Park suburb.
The two officers who are under arrest will be charged with murder and “possibly defeating the ends of justice”, said the police watchdog.
The family said Julius was shot after not answering officers’ questions, adding that this was because of his disability.
The police initially indicated that Julius had been caught up in a shootout between officers and local gangsters.
The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (Ipid) said it had decided to arrest the officers after “careful consideration of the evidence at hand”.