THE BRONX - A 16-year-old Bronx boy has been charged with killing his own father.

Ivan James Jr. faced a judge Sunday after police charged him with the murder of 40-year-old Ivan James Sr.

Authorities say the man was found in his apartment at 1855 Grand Concourse with severe head trauma Thursday night.

Neighbors describe James Sr. as a friendly man who always offered help to others in the building. They say fighting with his son was constant, and some were scared of James Jr.