A 16-year-old American boy turned the family home into a bloodbath hours before the New Year, gunning down his parents, sister and a family friend.
Authorities said Monday that the New Jersey boy’s brother and grandfather managed to escape.
The teenager fatally shot his father, mother, sister and a family friend who also lived in the Long Branch home, Monmouth.
Police were called to the home around 11:43 p.m., and the suspect was taken into custody without incident.
The boy’s name was not released, but Prosecutor’s Office identified the deceased as: Steven Kologi, 44; Linda Kologi, 42; Brittany Kologi, 18; and Mary Schultz, 70. Schultz was identified as a “family acquaintance” by the prosecutor’s office.
The alleged suspect’s brother and grandfather were also at the home at the time of the shooting but were able to escape unharmed.
The teenager is believed to have used a Century Arms “semi-automatic assault rifle” to gun down his family members and the family friend.