The two officers who were arrested after Nathaniel Julies, 16, was shot dead in Eldorado Park yesterday are now facing a third charge, the Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) revealed on Saturday.
“As the investigation continues and the IPID investigators are working hard to carry out their investigative work, a third charge of possession of ammunition has been added to the first case,” said IPID spokesperson Ndileka Cola.
According to the police, The accused will appear in the Protea Magistrate’s Court on Monday to face charges of murder, possession of a banned ammunition and obstruction of justice.
The two officers contacted the Eldorado Park Prevention Unit.
Nathaniel, who had Down Syndrome, was shot dead on Wednesday night.
His grandfather, James, said the boy did nothing wrong when he was shot.
Nathaniel’s father, Clint Smith, said he was called by a neighbor who told him his son had been shot by police.
He was reportedly taken to a police van and taken to Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital.
When the family arrived, they were told that the baby had died
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