Coroner identifies 2 people shot, killed in Aurora parking lot Friday night


AURORA | The Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office has identified the two people shot and killed in Aurora Friday night as 40-year-old Jossline Sami Roland and 39-year-old Joseph William Roland.

Both Rolands were shot in a parking lot near 11763 E. Cornell Circle shortly after 11:45 p.m. Aug. 14, according to information released by the coroner and Aurora police.

They died in a local hospital a short time later, police said. Both deaths have been classified as homicides.

Police have not clarified the relationship between the Rolands, though a GoFundMe page that references their deaths indicates they are survived by five children.

Through a police spokesperson, members of the Roland family “authorized” the GoFundMe page on Thursday.

“Today we would like to acknowledge and authorize the following GoFundMe for those who would like to show their support this way,” the family said in a statement. “We continue to ask for our privacy during this time so we may focus on the needs of our family.”

Jossline was an administrator at the Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya in Denver, according to an online biography on the firm’s website. Originally from Lebanon, Jossline previously worked as an attorney in Ohio, but is not licensed to practice law in Colorado.

Citing an ongoing investigation, McCoy declined to provide any additional details on the double homicide in the southwest corner of the city.

No arrests have been made in connection to the shootings.