Teen faces murder charges in slaying of cop's son

Police have upgraded charges against a teen in the fatal Lyndhurst shooting of a Newark police sergeant?s son.

The 17-year-old boy, whose name is not being released due to his age, now faces murder charges. He was initially charged with attempted murder and possession of a handgun for unlawful purposes.

Authorities said the teen shot 20-year-old Jose Hall, of Newark, inside his friend?s Second Avenue Lyndhurst home Nov. 7 during an argument. The suspect fled, but was arrested in Orange.

Hall was taken to Hackensack University Medical Center, where relatives said he fought for his life for two days. Doctors pronounced Hall brain dead and took him off life support Friday.

Grieving neighbors remember him as a young man who wanted to make a difference like his police officer father. Hall had recently enlisted in the Army.

?He [was] a fine young man, very respectable,? said neighbor Yudell Jones. ?I know he would?ve made a good cop.?

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