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Couple killed in Aurora parking lot identified

Jossline and Joseph Roland were shot and killed in a parking lot in southwest Aurora on Aug. 14.

AURORA, Colo. — The deaths of two people who were found shot to death in an Aurora parking lot late last week are being investigated as homicides.

The coroner identified the victims as 40-year-old Jossline Roland and her 39-year-old husband Joseph. Both died of gunshot wounds and their deaths were classified as homicides, according to the coroner.

Just before midnight on Aug. 14, officers with the Aurora Police Department (APD) responded to the 11700 block of East Cornell Circle, which is a residential complex west of South Peoria Street and north of South Parker Road.

They located the couple who had both been shot. They were taken to a hospital, where they died of their injuries, according to APD.

APD released a statement Sunday from the family of the victims saying, "The family is going through a tremendously difficult time. While they are thankful for the care and concern from the media and the community, they ask for everyone to respect their privacy while they grieve."

Anyone with information on the shooting was asked to contact the Aurora Police Department homicide unit at 303-739-6077, or Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867 or metrodenvercrimestoppers.com. Tipsters to Crime Stoppers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

Metro Denver Crime Stoppers works by assigning a code to people who anonymously submit a tip. Information is shared with law enforcement, and Crime Stoppers are notified at the conclusion of the investigation.

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