16-year-old boy allegedly killed family in New Year's Eve attack

02 January, 2018, 10:33 | Author: Dustin Murphy
  • Four people were killed in a central New Jersey shooting

New Jersey police have arrested a 16-year-old boy who is suspected to have killed four persons including his parents and sister with an assault rifle at their New Jersey home on New Year's Eve, prosecutors said on Monday.

"Thankfully it was uneventful".

Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said that the alleged killer's grandfather and brother were not targeted in the shooting.

The boy's parents, Linda Kologi, 42, Steven Kologi, 44, and his sister Brittany Kologi, 18, were all found dead inside, along with Mary Schultz, a 70-year-old friend who lived with them.

Police said they recovered a semi-automatic rifle at the scene, which they believed was used in the killings. The gun was legally owned and registered to a family member, Gramiccioni said. He did say the attack was an "isolated" domestic incident. She added that counseling staff will be on hand for students.


According to NJ.com, neighbours revealed the boy was autistic.

"But he was fully functional and comprehended what we were saying", Walls told the news outlet.

The teen was charged with four counts of murder and a weapons offence on Monday and expected to appear in court on Tuesday, Asbury Park Press reported.

Dave Farmer said in a Facebook tribute that he played softball with Steven Kologi and "never had an argument or disagreement since" with him.

Police were called to this Long Branch address shortly before midnight on December 31.

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