(NY DAILY NEWS) -A New Year’s Eve celebration turned into a family nightmare when an autistic 16-year-old fatally shot his father, mother, sister and his grandfather’s partner at their Jersey Shore home, officials said.
The teen used a Century Arms semi-automatic rifle to kill his parents, Steven and Linda Kologi, his 18-year-old sister, Brittany, and 70-year-old Mary Schultz, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni said.
The suspect opened fire less than 20 minutes before the family would have rung in the New Year at their Long Branch, N.J., home, officials said.
Police responded within a minute of receiving a 911 call. Officers found the four victims and arrested the 16-year-old — the youngest of four siblings — without incident.
It’s unclear if the suspect’s case would be elevated to adult criminal court, a spokesman for the prosecutor said.