Woman tries to run down cops in stolen car, but is shot and killed by officers. Now, the passenger faces a murder charge.

woman tries to run down cops in stolen car is shot by cops passenger charged with murder
Source: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office, Broward County Sheriff's Office

Sep. 3 2021, Published 1:29 p.m. ET

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A 36-year-old Florida woman tried to run down cops while driving a stolen vehicle, but cops fired shots at the vehicle, killing the woman.

Yet, it's the passenger in the car that now faces a murder charge.

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Around 8:30 p.m. Aug. 30, officers with the Coconut Creek Police Department in Florida stopped a white Mercedes for speeding.

While the officer was investigating the situation, they learned the car had been reported stolen in Parkland, Florida, according to authorities.

Inside the vehicle, police said Brittni Muldrew, 36, was the driver and Levon Lopez, 49, was a passenger.

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Once the officer determined the vehicle was stolen, back-up was called and shortly afterward, two other officers arrived on-scene, officials said.

With the other officers at the scene, Muldrew reversed the car right in the direction of the officers, police said. Due to this threatening action, two of the officers started shooting at the vehicle, authorities said.

Muldrew was shot during that gunfire and while officers performed life-saving measures on her at the scene, she died from gunshot wounds.

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Lopez was uninjured during the incident, but three officers were taken to a hospital and the police canine was transported to a local animal hospital, police said.

All four have since been released and are at home recovering, officials announced.

According to authorities, the two police officers who fired their weapons during the incident have been placed on administrative leave.

While Lopez did not get injured during the incident, he was arrested and taken to the Broward County Jail and charged with murder while engaged in a felony offense and grand theft auto, police said.

Per Local 10, Florida law states that when someone dies during the commission of a felony, prosecutors can file a murder charge against the person who committed or attempted to commit the felony. So Lopez was charged as the car was stolen and then the woman allegedly tried to kill the officers.

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