Teen arrested for murder of family, friend

A 16-year-old boy was accused Monday of using a semiautomatic rifle to gun down his parents, sister and a family friend at their Jersey Shore home on New Year's Eve, according to reports. Police were called to the home around 11:43 p.m., and the suspect was taken into custody without incident, Gramiccioni said.

"Thankfully it was uneventful".

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.

Authorities in Long Branch say the teen used a semi-automatic rifle to commit the murders inside a home Sunday night.

The shooting is being investigated as a domestic violence incident, and there is no danger to the public, he added. "He was a good kid".

Brittany Kologi was a freshman at Stockton University in Galloway Township, N.J., where she studied health sciences, a university spokeswoman confirmed to Fox News. He told NJ.com that the suspected shooter was cared for by his mother as he required special assistance. Grammiccioni says officials don't know of a motive for the killings. The suspect is expected to be arraigned as an adult on Monday and is facing four counts of murder and one count of possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes. "I can not even describe the type of people they were so just believe me when I say how great they were".

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

  • Rogelio Becker