The deadly shooting of a 16-year-old boy, has led to the arrest of two South African police officers.

The death of the boy also sparked violent street protests, BBC reports.

On the the scenario around the incident, the family of Nathaniel Julius, who had Down’s syndrome, disclosed that he had gone out to buy biscuits when he was shot dead in Johannesburg’s Eldorado Park suburb.

The police watchdog said the officers will be charged with murder and “possibly defeating the ends of justice”

Meanwhile, it was revealed by the family of Julius that he was shot after not answering officers’ questions.

Unfortunately, his disability was the reason he did not respond, members of his family said.

The police initially said 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”.