Third detective arrested for Nathaniel Julies murder

Third detective arrested for Nathaniel Julies murder

The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) says a third cop has been arrested for the murder of 16-year-old Nathaniel Julies.  

slain Eldorado teen Nathaniel Julius

Last week, Julies was shot and killed in Eldorado Park, allegedly by the police, although the exact circumstances of the shooting remain contested. 

IPID spokesperson Ndileka Cola says the police watchdog apprehended the suspect on Tuesday afternoon. 

“The Independent Police Investigative Directorate (IPID) has this afternoon [Tuesday] arrested the third suspect linked into the Nataniel Julies murder on charges of defeating the ends of justice and being in possession of prohibited ammunition.

“The detective is also from Eldorado Park South African Police Services.” 

READ: Cops linked to Nathaniel Julies murder to remain behind bars

The suspect is set to appear before the Protea Magistrates Court on Thursday. 

Two other police officers were arrested on Friday and are expected to make another court appearance a week later. 

“IPID continues to investigate this matter,” Cola adds. 

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