The Latest: New Jersey Teen Charged with Murdering Parents, Sister, Friend Minutes Before New Year


Police say a New Jersey teenager brutally murdered his parents, sister, and a visiting friend only minutes before the clock struck midnight to ring in the new year.

(1/2/18) 10:00 am ET –

Prosecutors say that the suspect shot and killed his father, Steven Kologi, 44; his mother, Linda Kologi, 42; his sister, Brittany Kologi, 18; and visitor Mary Schultz, 70, on the night of December 31 at the Kologi home in Long Branch, New Jersey, ABC News reported:

Two other would-be victims escaped the shooting spree, authorities said. The alleged shooter’s grandfather and younger brother were unharmed.

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.

According to, the firearm used was a Century Arms semiautomatic rifle that was legally owned and registered to a resident of the house. – READ MORE

6:15 am ET –

Four family members are dead after a shooting with an assault rifle in Long Branch, New Jersey, law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation tell NBC 4 New York.

The sources tell News 4 that a 16-year-old boy related to all the victims is in custody after the shooting on Wall Street. The teenager is expected to be charged with killing four family members, including his mother and grandmother, according to sources.

The identity of the other two people killed are a juvenile female and an adult male, but their relationship to the 16-year-old suspect was not clear. – READ MORE

2:30 am ET –

Police in Long Branch, NJ are reportedly requesting ambulances to a scene of an active shooter with an AK-47 rifle, according to multiple reports.

“Multiple subjects down,” according to police scanner traffic.

This story is Developing.


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