Teen in custody after 4 found dead in New Jersey home

Aaron Brown
January 2, 2018

A 16-year-old is in custody after a horrific shooting just before midnight New Year's Eve in a Jersey Shore town. The boy will be charged with four counts of murder and a weapons offense.

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.

A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office and Long Branch Police Department continues, but it appears the 16-year-old boy used a Century Arms semi-automatic rifle to kill his victims. The suspect's brother and grandfather were also at the home, but were not injured in the shooting.

Officials say police recovered a semi-automatic rifle at the home, which was legally owned and registered to the address where the shooting happened.

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Monmouth County prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni told the media that someone inside the home called the police after shots rang out at around 11:43 p.m.

The suspect, who has not been named, was arrested without incident, the statement said.

Authorities are not releasing the name of the suspect because he is underage. Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni said Monday the teenager is expected to face four counts of murder and other charges, the Associated Press reports.

"It didn't require any force".

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