Coconut Creek

Officers Injured, Woman Killed After Shooting in Coconut Creek

Officials haven't identified female suspect killed in police-involved shooting

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Three police officers were injured and a female suspect was killed after a stop of a stolen car led to a shootout Monday in Coconut Creek, officials said.

The incident happened before 8:30 p.m. in the 4400 block of Hillsboro Boulevard, according to the Coconut Creek Police Department.

Officials said an officer observed the vehicle, which was reported stolen earlier that evening out of the City of Parkland, traveling west on Hillsboro Boulevard. The car stopped near the 4400 block, where the shooting took place.

The driver, an unidentified woman, died at the scene while her male passenger was taken into custody.

The three officers were hospitalized and later released on Tuesday. A police K-9 was also taken to an animal hospital and was expected to be ok.

Footage from the scene showed the area closed off by police crime scene tape, with the driver's side window of a car shattered.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the State Attorney's Office are investigating. The two officers who fired their weapons were placed on administrative leave.

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