18-year-old in custody for allegedly shooting Aurora parents of five children

An 18-year-old man wanted in connection with the shooting of an Aurora couple was taken into custody Thursday and charged with two counts of first degree murder.

Provided by Aurora Police Department

Kyree Braun, 18

According to an Aurora Police Department press release, Kyree Brown was arrested after a brief chase that ended near East 29th Avenue and Central Park Boulevard in Denver. He is charged with killing Jossline Roland and her husband Joseph Roland in a shooting on August 14 at 11763 E. Cornell Circle, Aurora. The couple were parents to five children.

“Anyone who knew Joe and Jossline would remember that they were always the first to help. They were the best people you could know and their door was always open to friends and family, ”wrote a friend at a Go Fund Me fundraiser.

Aurora police did not say the motive behind the shooting or the circumstances surrounding them. The press release directed questions to the 18th District Attorney’s Office, but a spokeswoman said she could not speak on the case. An arrest affidavit has not been filed with the Arapahoe County District Court.

Jossline Roland was a law firm administrator at The Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya. Her biography on the company’s website states that she immigrated to the United States from Lebanon at the age of three and was fluent in Arabic.

When Roland wasn’t working, she was with her family, says the biography.

“They like to go to parks, swim, and do crazy activities together. Jossline also loves water sports and hiking. She comes from a large family with two sisters and a brother with whom she often gets together and enjoys large family dinners and spends time together. “

The police press release contained the following statement from the Roland family:

“The extended family of Joseph and Jossline Roland is still shocked and incredulous about the loss of Jossline and Joe to a senseless act of violence. Joe and Jossline are survived by their five children, who are loved and cared for by the extended family.

“The extended family would like to express their sincere thanks to the Aurora police for their transparency in communications and for the speedy arrest of the suspect. While they still grieve and value their privacy, they would also like to thank the respective employers of Joe and Jossline, ABM Industries and the law firms of Dianne Sawaya for their continued support. To this end, both the Dianne Sawaya family and law firms are creating foundations to support and educate the children, and hope that in the coming weeks they will be formally established and ready to receive all contributions.

“Joe and Jossline are irreplaceable and are very much missed. Your continued support, respect for privacy, and prayers are greatly appreciated during this time of unimaginable loss and grief. “

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