HOQUIAM, Wash. (KIRO) — The CBS affiliate in Seattle, KIRO-TV, is reporting a man wanted for fraud charges in Sacramento was shot and killed following a 20-hour-long standoff with officers in Hoquiam, Washington.
The man, who goes by the name of Rick Marlowe, was shot in an exchange of gunfire with police after he walked out of his burning home on Thursday morning. A fire at the suspect’s home erupted around 6:30 a.m. Thursday and spread quickly.
Police said the man who had been holed up inside was seen walking out of the house as it became engulfed in flames. It is not known how the fire started, but it escalated rapidly.
The man was armed. There was an exchange of gunfire with police, and the man went down, Hoquiam police Officer Brian Dayton said. He was later pronounced dead.
The incident began Wednesday around 11 a.m. when four officers, including Sgt. Jeff Salstrom, went to the man’s home to arrest him on a fraud warrant. On March 26, he and his wife, Nina Marlowe, were stopped by police. Nina was taken into custody on an outstanding fraud warrant, but the man wasn’t arrested because he allegedly gave police a fake ID.