N.J. Teen Killed Parents, Sister, Family Friend in Brutal New Year's Eve Shooting, Police Allege

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PEOPLE.com—Authorities in New Jersey have detained a 16-year-old boy who stands accused of the brutal New Year’s Eve slayings of his parents, sister, and a 70-year-old family friend, PEOPLE confirms. The suspected killer’s name is not being released because of his age, but prosecutors in Monmouth County announced they would be filing formal murder charges against the teen on Monday. A press release from authorities alleges the quadruple homicide was committed with a semi-automatic rifle. A motive for the...

PEOPLE Explains: N.J. Teen Allegedly Fatally Shoots Parents, Sister on New Year's Eve. Minutes before the the calendar turned to 2018, a teenage boy opened fire inside his family’s Long Branch, New Jersey, home, killing four people — including his parents and his older sister. Authorities say the quadruple homicide was committed with a semi-automatic rifle, and that the suspect’s older brother, his grandfather and a 20-year-old family friend escaped uninjured. The teen has been charged as a juvenile and faces four counts of murder. Here are six things to know about the case. 1....