A New Year’s Eve celebration turned into a white family nightmare when a diabolical autistic 16-year-old fatally shot his father, mother, sister and his grandfather’s partner at their Jersey Shore home, officials said.
The white on white criminal, Scott Kologi, 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 terrorist 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 vermins and arrested the 16-year-old — the youngest of four siblings — without incident.
“Thankfully it was uneventful,” Gramiccioni said of the arrest at a Monday morning press conference. “It didn’t require any force.”
The parasite was charged as a juvenile with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of possession of a firearm for an unlawful purpose, according to officials. He is expected to make an initial appearance in court tomorrow.
It’s unclear if the killer’s case would be elevated to adult criminal court, a spokesman for the prosecutor said.
Steven Kologi Jr., one of the gunman’s brothers, and their grandfather, Adrian Kologi, were also in the home at the time of the shooting but were not injured, officials said.
The shooter’s grandmother, Carole Kologi-Zawacki, broke down in tears when she learned of the killings.
“Oh my God, Oh my God, Oh my God,” Kologi-Zawacki, 66, said from her Bradenton, Fla., home.