BY: ANDREW COLTON
Editor and Publisher
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com): The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office has identified the victims of Sunday night’s shooting — involving a Boca Raton Police officer — as Ian Burlakoff and Germana Bulakoff. Witnesses say Ian shot Germana in cold blood before he was shot and killed by police.
The two were in the midst of a divorce proceeding — the record from the Clerk’s office can be seen above. Ian Burlakoff, according to public records, filed for divorce on June 21st.
Ian Burlakoff was employed — at the time of his death — as the General Manager of King Hyundai in Deerfield Beach. The two owned a home in The Oaks — on the northeast side of Clint Moore Road and 441 — assessed at $990,000.
According to PBSO:
Boca Raton Police Officers were dispatched to a “shots fired” call in the 500 block of South Ocean Blvd, Boca Raton. When officers arrived they encountered the armed suspect, Ian Burlakoff, in the northbound shoulder of South Ocean Blvd. Burlakoff failed to follow officers commands and reached for his handgun. Responding officer discharged his firearm striking Burlakoff. Burlakoff was pronounced dead on scene.
Immediately following the shooting witnesses advised officers that Ian Burlakoff shot and killed a woman a short distance away. Officers located a white female deceased in an empty lot across the street. The female was identified as Germana Burlakoff, DOB: 8/15/76, of Boca Raton.
Witnesses advised that they observed Ian shoot and kill Germana.
Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office, Violent Crimes Detectives have assumed the homicide investigation as well as the officer involved shooting.
The name of the Boca Raton Police Officer who killed Ian Burlakoff has not yet been released. Officers involved in fatal shootings are traditionally placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation. In Palm Beach County, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office investigates “use of deadly force” by local municipalities.
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