AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Aurora police say Joseph and Jossline Roland were robbed and killed after responding to an online advertisement for a used car. On Thursday, 18-year-old Kyree Brown was formally charged with two counts of first degree murder.

Kyree Brown (credit: Aurora)

Investigators say Brown admitted to stealing the 2017 Toyota RAV4 and posting it for sale on the Letgo app. When the Rolands met him to buy the car, with thousands of dollars in cash, Brown allegedly pulled a gun — and shot them as they tried to get away.

According to the arrest affidavit, Brown said he met the couple at the Southlands Mall on Aug. 14 and told them he accidentally brought the wrong vehicle title. He asked them to follow him to an apartment on East Cornell Circle, near South Parker Road.

Brown said he pointed the gun at Joseph Roland, while the couple was still in their car, and demanded the money. He said the car started moving and he decided to shoot Joseph — and accidentally shot Jossline.

Joseph, 39, and Jossline, 40, were pronounced dead at the hospital, within five minutes of each other. They leave behind five children.

(credit: GoFundMe)

After the deadly shooting, police say Brown posted the car for sale on the app again — under a different name. Investigators determined the likelihood of another innocent citizen being robbed and/or murdered was significant.

Brown was arrested on Aug. 27, after a chase which ended near 29th Avenue and Central Park Boulevard in Denver.

RELATED: Joseph And Jossline Roland Killed After Responding To Used Car Ad: GoFundMe Set Up To Help Their 5 Children

Anica Padilla

Comments (10)
  1. Nicamy says:

    Hopefully he will not be released on bail

  2. randall broxterman says:

    I love CO, but stationed in the mid-west. I feel much better knowing there are real people out there (denver) who are hip to the ruse. Thank you for the previous comments especially IRDA BEST. I moved my mixed-race family out of the high crime area (city limits) and down the road to a secluded lot at the end of a driveway down passed the mexican apts. Funny how their parking lot is deserted every morning starting about 7am. Fills back up after 5pm. Never had them steal from my cars or holla at my ladies.

  3. haz says:

    This is why people don’t think black lives matter!!!!!

  4. Fat boy says:

    If Obama had a son

  5. Christopher Lewis says:

    That’s why Donald Trump has my support.

  6. IRDA BEST says:

    Around blacks never relax

  7. Honest Guy says:

    Just another chocolate-covered ape-faced criminal.

  8. Hugh Mungus says:

    BLM, right guys?

  9. dee stranger says:

    subhuman jungle animal… are you people starting to learn yet? This is what “anti-racism” looks like…. how are you liking it?

  10. TomTancredoFan says:

    Life without parole since Colorado doesn’t have the cojones to carry out the death penalty anymore. The poster boy for that decision is cojone-less John Chickenpooper.

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