Stockton Freshman, 3 Others Die in New Year’s Eve Family Shooting
Brittany Kologi, a first-year student at Stockton University, was shot to death along with her parents and a family friend in her Long Branch home, just minutes before midnight on New Year's Eve.
The Kologi family's youngest sibling, a 16-year-old with special needs, is accused of using a semi-automatic rifle to shoot and kill his father Steven Kologi, 44, mother Linda Kologi, 42, sister Brittany Kologi, 18, and family friend, Mary Schultz, 70, of Ocean Township, according to Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni.
Two other family members were also at the house, but were not hurt, prosecutors said.
"The grandfather of the suspect as well as the brother of the suspect thankfully left the home," Gramiccioni said.
The teen is being held on four counts of murder and will have his first court appearance at 10 a.m. on Tuesday.
Stockton University issued a statement Monday saying "We are shocked and saddened by the reports of the death of freshman Brittany Kologi under such tragic circumstances.", according to the Press of Atlantic City.
Here is a CBS 2-TV New York report on the New Year's eve killings at the Kologi home in Long Branch...