Standoff between police, Eldorado Park residents after teen shot dead

Pandemonium on the streets of Eldorado Park today. Police fired stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse protesting residents. Courtesy #Dstv403

JOHANNESBURG - Pandemonium on the streets of Eldorado Park on Thursday.

Police fired stun grenades and rubber bullets to disperse protesting residents, who want an overhaul of the SAPS in the area after Nathaniel Julius (16) was shot and killed allegedly by officers.

Ten community members were arrested.

Tensions spilt over when community members marched to Eldorado Park police station calling for answers.

Journalists and other media operatives have been caught in the crossfire in Eldorado Park. That's as police opened fire on community members. eNCA's Aviwe Mtila is following that story. Courtesy #DStv403

Nathaniel Julius (16) died in hospital last night.

According to the family, the teen had run out of the house to try and find food. 

While he was outside, a police van pulled by and switched the emergency lights on.

It's understood, the boy got excited, and the police allegedly shot at him.
 
The teen was dumped at Chris Hani Baragwanath Hospital where he later died. 

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The matter is now in the hands of the Independent Police Investigative Directorate.

Protesters took to the streets, calling for the removal of the officers involved in the death of the teen.

A local man from the area's Economic Civil Organisation said the police in the area are corrupt.

"They are the cause of the unhappiness in our community," he said.

IPID spokesperson Ndileka Cola sspeaks to eNCA. Courtesy #DStv403

A protest is taking place in Eldorado Park in Johannesburg after a teenager was shot dead. eNCA's Aviwe Mtila is there. Courtesy #DStv403

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