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New Year’s Eve tragedy in jersey Shore as teen shoots dead three members of Kologi family, friend; 16-year-old autistic Scott Kologi arrested

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Four members of a family dead in Jersey Shore New Year’s shooting;
16-year-old arrested after fatally shooting parents and sibling with assault rifle inside the family’s Long Branch home late Sunday
Scott Kologi fatally shot his parents Steven, 44, and Linda Kologi, 42, as well as his 18-year-old sister, Brittany with an assault rifle in their Jersey Shore home
The autistic teen also shot and killed his  grand father’s partner, 70-year-old Mary Schultz in the domestic rampage
Suspect’s brother and grandfather both survived the attack uninjured
Brittany (left), Linda (center) and Steven Kologi (right) were killed.jpgLinda [center] and Steven Kologi [right] along with their 18-year-old daughter Brittany left], were shot to death on New Year’s Eve by their 16-year-old son
The suspect, whose identity hasn’t been released, used an assault rifle to kill his parents  Steven Kologi, 44, and his Linda Kologi, 42, as well as his 18-year-old sister, Brittany. 70-year-old family friend, Mary Schultz was also killed in the shooting
The shooting happened inside the family’s Long Branch home late Sunday, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni. the shooter’s  brother and grandfather both survived the attack uninjured,  police said.
The teen was arrested without incident, the prosecutor said, but it’s unclear if he was armed at the time.
“Thankfully it was uneventful,” Gramiccioni told reporters Monday morning, just hours after the shooting. “It didn’t require any force.”
Scott Kologi 1.jpgScott Kologi shot his parents, sister an his grand father’s partner on Sunday
Kologi family portrait 2.jpgThe Kologi family dining out before the New Year’s Eve tragedy where the 16-year-old boy shot his parents and his sister

Police have recovered the weapon they believe was used, which Gramiccioni described as a semi-automatic rifle.
It wasn’t clear if there were other weapons inside the home, Gramiccioni said.
“That’s not what I’m hearing at this time,” he said.
The 16-year-old gunman will be charged as an adult later Monday with four counts of murder as well as one count of possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes.

Kollogi family home in central NJ after four people were shot to deathth on New Year's Eve 2Police activity at the Kologi family home in Central New Jersey after four people were shot to death on New Year’s Eve

Police described the 70-year-old victim, Mary Schultz, as a family friend.
Long Branch is located on the Jersey Shore and has a population of roughly 30,000.
A neighbor who frequently went to the Kologi’s house, said their 16-year-old suspect required special assistance and was cared for by his mother. The teen did not attend the same public schools as his brother and sister.
“But he was fully functional and comprehended what we were saying,” said 18-year-old neighbor Jalen Walls,  who went to school with Brittany Kologi.

Brittany Kologi 1.jpgBrittany Kologi had recently finished her first semester as a freshman at Stockton University in Galloway, was killed along with her parents

Brittany Kologi had recently finished her first semester as a freshman at Stockton University in Galloway, according to her social media profile.
Prosecutors said police had not previously been to the house for domestic violence calls.The teen remains in custody pending the filing of murder charges. He is expected to be arraigned in court on Tuesday.
The shooting is being investigated as an isolated domestic violence incident, and there is no danger to the public, Gramiccioni said.

 

 

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