Scene of fatal Hoquiam standoff demolished

HOQUIAM, Wash. (AP) - A home that burned during a fatal standoff in Hoquiam is being demolished.

KXRO reports ( crews expected to remove what was left the house Monday.

There was a 20-hour standoff at the home in March after the suspect, known as Rick or Rob Marlowe, had slightly wounded a Hoquiam officer who tried to arrest him on a warrant from Sacramento accusing him of real estate fraud.

Marlowe retreated to the home, which was surrounded by a Thurston County SWAT team.

He finally appeared in a doorway with a gun and wearing a gas mask as the house started to burn.

Three Thurston County SWAT officers fired 33 shots. Marlowe was hit by 14 or 15 bullets.


Information from: KXRO-AM,

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