New Jersey Shooting: 16-year-old boy allegedly killed his family just before the new year
Scott Kologi, 16, is in police custody after allegedly shooting and killing three family members and a family friend minutes before midnight on New Year’s Eve in Long Branch, New Jersey.
According to reports, when police arrived at the home after a 911 call, they found the bodies of Kologi’s parents, 42-year-old Linda Kologi and 44-year-old Steven Kologi; his sister, 18-year-old Brittany Kologi; and 70-year-old Mary Schultz, the partner of Kologi’s grandfather.
Scott Kologi’s grandfather and brother were able to leave the home unharmed, the Associated Press reported.
Kologi has been charged as a juvenile with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of unlawful possession of a firearm.
The motive in the shooting remains unclear at this time. Kologi may face four counts of murder, according to the prosecutor, Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Jan. 2, 2018, 10:30 a.m.: This story has been updated.