Teen robs & kills married couple with five children when they respond to used car ad: Police

The suspect allegedly admitted the car was stolen

A Colorado man was formally charged Thursday with robbing and killing a married couple who he allegedly lured to a location with an advertisement for a used car.

KCNC reported that Kyree Brown, 18, confessed to stealing a 2017 Toyota RAV4 and posting it for sale on Letgo. Joseph and Jossline Roland, 39 and 40, met Brown at Southlands Mall in Aurora on August 14; Brown allegedly told the couple that he had the wrong car title and asked them to follow him to an apartment — where he shot them.

Brown reportedly pulled a gun on Joseph Roland as the couple sat in their car. Brown claimed he shot him, and accidentally shot his wife, after the couple’s car started moving, an affidavit stated.

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 Joseph and Josseline Roland were pronounced dead at a hospital within minutes of one another.

After the deadly shooting, Brown reportedly relisted the stolen car on the same application but put the ad under a different name. Police said the vehicle was already at their impound lot by then.

Kyree Brown [Aurora PD]
Police reviewed messages sent through the LetGo app and cell phone records. They pinged Brown’s phone and locate him. Brown was arrested on August 27 following a brief chase that ended in Denver, according to KCNC.

Brown allegedly told police that he stole $3,000 from the Rolands. After the shooting, he reportedly tried to set the stolen vehicle on fire.

Joseph Roland reportedly flips cars for a living. His 17-year-old daughter told detectives that she planned to go with her father to purchase the RAV4, but she decided to go to her boyfriend’s house so her step-mother went instead.

Brown was charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Aurora police said in a statement that the 18th Judicial District Attorney’s Office is prosecuting the case.

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[Featured image: Joseph and Jossline Roland/GoFundMe]