16 Year Old Murders 4 Family Members Just Minutes Before New Year

A 16-year-old boy murdered four people on New Year's Eve.

​Long Branch, NJ – A 16 year old opened fire on his family and a friend in a gruesome New Year’s Eve quadruple homicide, police said.

The Long Branch Police Department (LBPD) received a call of shots fired at a residence at 11:43 p.m. on Sunday, the Office of the Monmouth County Prosecutor said in a Monday news release.

LBPD and the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) arrived at the scene less than one minute later, and discovered that an unnamed 16-year-old male had gunned down his parents, sister, and a family friend inside his parents’ home.

Steven Kologi, 44, Linda Kologi, 42, Brittany Kologi, 18, and Mary Schultz, 70, were pronounced dead at the scene, the Asbury Park Press reported.

Schultz lived in the family’s home, CBS News reported.

At least one victim sustained a gunshot wound to the head.

None of the victims were transported for emergency medical care, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said during a Monday press conference.

The teen’s brother and grandfather managed to escape the bloodbath, and neither was injured.

“We are investigating this and are confident that it’s a domestic incident that’s completely isolated,” Gramiccioni said. “We have no reason to believe that the public ... is at risk of any danger.”

Investigators said they believed the gunman used a Century Arms semi-automatic rifle in the attack, which was legally owned and registered to a family member, Gramiccioni said.

Preliminary information gathered from scanner traffic Sunday night indicated that the weapon may have been an AK-47.

The teen was taken into custody without further incident, and was charged with four counts of murder and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose.

Gramiccioni declined to comment regarding a possible motive for the quadruple homicide. He also would not comment on the suspect’s mental health status.

The teen will likely be charged as an adult, Gramiccioni said.

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Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

"Preliminary information gathered from scanner traffic Sunday night indicated that the weapon may have been an AK-47."

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

It can only mean one thing! He must be a terrorist! Isn't that right you know who?

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

;)

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

There's no reason for people have AK 47s. I'm a gun owner and an AK has no practical purpose.

SwampGunnr
SwampGunnr

Here come the gun-ban clowns...

Trump4Sale
Trump4Sale
Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@SwampGunnr how am I anti gun when I'm a gun owner?

Rving
Rving

He would have killed them with something. I wish people would stop being so stupid about what type of gun it was...If he had a hand gun, he would have murdered these people..Someone wasn’t paying attention to this kid. Prayers for family and friends of the victims...If there were harsh consequences for this troubled teen, it might not have happened...These days consequences don’t seem to exist...Beat your pet or abuse it and no one realizes what it means...Steal, and get a slap on the wrist...

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Also true. Still, there's no practical use for an AK

ben
ben

Guns don't kill people, people do. But guns make it a heck of a lot easier

NTPD935Ret
NTPD935Ret

So do trucks so let’s sue truck manufacturers for making them.

Poileas
Poileas

I'd say something but I've had 3 of my social media shut down in the last week and Maven seems no better. Yet jerk off non LEO can say what the hell they want.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@NTPD935Ret nope. People getting killed with vehicles is a misuse of the vehicle. Vehicles aren't made to kill, they're made to transport. Guns are only made to kill.

You wouldnt sue a truck manufacturer for misuse of their product. That's silly.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Poileas ha, so you think the problem is with everyone else? Alright.

AloeAndApache
AloeAndApache

Hi_estComnDenomn
Exactly, guns are meant to kill, it's their purpose, and they're good a it. That's what makes them so amazing and terrifying.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

I'm not advocating a gun ban. I own guns myself. But the argument that banning certain trucks is like banning certain guns is silly.

M19940322
M19940322

I knew the mother and older brother (not shown in the picture above). Had there not been a firearm in the home, this would not have happened. May God look over their souls.

Sickandtired
Sickandtired

Only about 2% of gun deaths are caused by so-called assault rifles. The type of gun is not the problem. More gun laws will do nothing. Strict gun control is working great in Chicago, right?