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Suspect tells police shooting of woman was accidental, affidavit says

Greenwood Village police said the victim was taken to a nearby Starbucks after the shooting, and the suspect left before officers arrived.

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. — A man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a woman at a gas station in Greenwood Village. 

According to an arrest affidavit, a man later identified as 24-year-old Logan Roloson went into a Starbucks on South University Boulevard Monday morning and said "call 911, my girlfriend has been shot" before running out of the store. 

The document says a few moments later, the victim got out of a white minivan Roloson was driving and entered the Starbucks with an obvious gunshot wound to her chin and shoulder. 

Starbucks employees called 911 as Roloson left in the minivan, which had the rear passenger side window broken out, according to the affidavit. One employee wrote down the license plate number, the affidavit says, and officers determined the minivan had been reported stolen on April 29. 

The affidavit says while at a hospital, the victim told a detective that she had been shot accidentally by an "unknown Hispanic male" and gave details that were determined to be untrue. 

The victim's mother told the detective that the victim had a boyfriend named Logan and sent a screenshot of his Facebook page, according to the affidavit.

The affidavit says officers found the minivan, unoccupied, late that night at a Motel 6 near Interstate 25 and Arapahoe Road and confirmed that Roloson was its driver. 

Crime scene investigators found a single .22 caliber shell casing inside, according to the affidavit, as well as what appeared to be blood on the rear passenger side of the bench seat in the rear of the van. The rear passenger side window had also been broken out, the affidavit says, and there was a cell phone with a small-caliber bullet hole in it that police determined the victim was talking on at the time of the shooting.  

The affidavit says Roloson later called Greenwood Village Police and confessed to stealing the van in Aurora, stealing the rifle from an unknown car, that he accidentally shot the victim and that they threw the gun away in a dumpster before going to Starbucks. 

On Wednesday, the affidavit says, officers arrested Roloson at his brother's apartment in Aurora. The document says Roloson told officers he was at the gas station at South University Boulevard and East Orchard Road when he was racking the slide back and forth on the bolt action rifle and shot at the window, and the victim was hit. He said they were arguing at the time of the shooting, according to the affidavit. 

Roloson was booked at the Arapahoe County jail on multiple felony charges, police said. 

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