Man identified in Boca Raton officer-involved shooting; Wife's body found nearby

BOCA RATON, Fla. - An investigation is ongoing after a Boca Raton police officer shot and killed a man Sunday night.  After the shooting, officers then found a woman's body a few blocks away.

The incident happened around 6 p.m. in the 500 block of South Ocean Blvd.

When officers arrived, police said they encountered an armed suspect, Ian Burlakoff, in the northbound shoulder of South Ocean Boulevard. 

Police said Burlakoff failed to follow officers' commands and then reached for a handgun. 

An officer, whose name has not been released, fired a shot, killing Burlakoff. 

Following the shooting, witnesses told officers that Burlakoff had shot and killed a woman a short distance away. 

Officers found the body of a woman, identified as Germana Burlakoff, 37, of Boca Raton in an empty lot across the street. 

More details will be added when they become available.

 


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