JERSEY CITY - A 17-year-old Jersey City teen is facing murder charges after he allegedly shot and killed his sister's boyfriend.

The alleged incident happened early Sunday morning in the hallway of a building on Bartholdi Avenue. Investigators say the victim, 24-year-old Nigee Paige, became physical with the suspect's sister during an argument.

They say the suspect ran down a flight of stairs and shot Paige in the chest. He was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later.

Paige's sister described the suspect as a "troubled teenager."

Friends and family describe Paige as a quiet and respectful father who held a job and stayed out of trouble. He leaves behind two young children.

The 17-year-old suspect is being held on murder and weapons charges.