Quantcast
Published On: Tue, Jan 2nd, 2018

New Jersey teen, Scott Kologi, murders family on New Year’s Eve: Steve Kologi, Linda Kologi, Brittany Kologi, Mary Schultz all dead

Just ahead of New Year’s Eve, a 16-year-old boy used a rifle to shoot and kill his parents, sister and a family friend inside the parents’ home in a coastal city in southern New Jersey.

The Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni detailed the case for the press, confirming that the teen is in police custody and identified his victims as his father, Steven Kologi, 44; mother, Linda Kologi, 42; sister, Brittany Kologi, 18; and a family friend, Mary Schultz, 70, who was residing at the Kologi home in Long Branch, New Jersey.

Scott Kologi has been identified as autistic as the older brother, arrested on scene without incident. Scott Kologi was charged as a juvenile with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose. He is expected to make an initial appearance in court on Tuesday.

Scott Kologi Jr. escaped injury from the shooting and posted on Instragram that he had “the greatest parents I could ask for.”

“Never once was I without a hot meal or a roof over my head,” he wrote in a statement that was reposted by a Facebook user.

“They made sure Christmas came every year although they struggled financially. I cannot even describe the type of people they were so just believe me when I say how great they were.”

The boy’s grandfather also apparently escaped harm as Gramiccioni said “thankfully left the home and came out OK.”

“As for my sister she was so beautiful and smart,” Steven Jr. wrote. “I just wish I could tell all of them how much they meant to me and how much I truly loved each and every one of them because I didn’t do that enough.”

He ended by wishing everyone “good luck” in the New Year.

“And please please please remember to give the ones you love an extra kiss or I love you,” Steven Jr. said.

A joint investigation by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office and Long Branch Police Department continues.

Kologi family photo posted on Facebook

On the DISPATCH: Headlines  Local  Opinion

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter

* indicates required
/ ( mm / dd ) [ALL INFO CONFIDENTIAL]

About the Author

- Roxanne "Butter" Bracco began with the Dispatch as Pittsburgh Correspondent, but will be providing reports and insights from Washington DC, Maryland and the surrounding region. Contact Roxie aka "Butter" at [email protected] ATTN: Roxie or Butter Bracco

Tags

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Sign up for our Weekly Newsletter



Recent Posts

Three Ways to Better Protect Your Home

October 2, 2022, Comments Off on Three Ways to Better Protect Your Home
money on fire

With Prices Going Up, What Can You Do in Your Home to Save Money?

October 2, 2022, Comments Off on With Prices Going Up, What Can You Do in Your Home to Save Money?

The Perfect Boracay Vacation: What To Look For In Your Stay

September 21, 2022, Comments Off on The Perfect Boracay Vacation: What To Look For In Your Stay

Five Tips For Experiencing Iceland On A Budget

September 16, 2022, Comments Off on Five Tips For Experiencing Iceland On A Budget

Learn How to Treat These Common Skin Concerns

September 16, 2022, Comments Off on Learn How to Treat These Common Skin Concerns

What’s The Process To Become A U.S. Citizen?

September 16, 2022, Comments Off on What’s The Process To Become A U.S. Citizen?

The Trucking Industry is Ready for a Comeback

September 16, 2022, Comments Off on The Trucking Industry is Ready for a Comeback

5 Reasons Why You Need Multiple Bank Accounts

September 14, 2022, Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why You Need Multiple Bank Accounts

Categories

Archives

At the Movies

Pin It