Boca Raton woman killed in officer-invoved shooting in Coconut Creek

Brittni Muldrew, 36, fatally shot after trying to run over officers in stolen car, police say
Mercedes-Benz involved in Coconut Creek police-involved shooting
Posted at 10:04 PM, Aug 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-01 09:08:26-04

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. — A Boca Raton woman was killed during an officer-involved shooting that occurred Monday evening in Coconut Creek.

According to the Coconut Creek Police Department, Brittni Muldrew, 36, was driving a white Mercedes-Benz at a high rate of speed near the 4400 block of Hillsboro Boulevard when she was stopped by police shortly before 8:30 p.m.

Police said the vehicle was occupied by Muldrew and a passenger, a man identified as Levon Lopez, 49, also from Boca Raton.

During the course of the investigation, the officer learned the vehicle had just been reported stolen in Parkland. The officer confirmed the vehicle was stolen and called for additional backup.

According to police, when two additional officers arrived at the scene, Muldrew reversed the car in the direction of the officers. Two of the officers fired their weapon, striking Muldrew.

Coconut Creek police-involved shooting scene
A passenger in the Mercedes-Benz was taken into custody after the police-involved shooting in Coconut Creek. He was identified as Levon Lopez, 49, also from Boca Raton.

Police said officers performed life-saving measures on Muldrew at the scene. However, she died as a result of the shooting.

Three officers involved in the incident were taken to a hospital and released Tuesday morning. A K-9 officer also injured in the incident continues to receive treatment at an animal hospital.

Lopez was not hurt. He was taken to the Broward County jail on charges of murder and grand theft auto.

The two officers who fired their weapons during the incident remain on administrative leave, per department policy.