SACRAMENTO, CA - A 20-hour standoff in Washington state that began with a fraud suspect allegedly shooting a police officer came to a fiery end Thursday morning. When suspect Rick Marlowe of Sacramento emerged with a weapon, police shot and killed the 49-year-old man. Moments later, the house was on fire.
When Marlowe's daughter was found in Sacramento, she had no idea what had happened to her father. Her reaction was shocking.
"I hope he burns in hell," 23-year-old Michelle Toole said. "There's more of a story behind that, but I know this is probably going to be aired on the news."
Toole didn't yet know her estranged father was dead. When told that, "I just got a reason to throw a party," Toole yelled. "That's actually something I've been hoping to hear for a long time. I have a little girl inside that I was honestly horrified that he would come after one day."
Toole had not seen her father in about 15 years. She said he was not a good person when she knew him.
"Which is the reason me and my siblings were in foster care. So I'm actually very relieved to hear that."
Getting her baby daughter, Toole went on to say, "I'm really relieved that this beautiful little girl right here will never have to face him."
She was also gratified to learn that the officer who was shot was expected to survive.
"It might be bad news for certain people to know their father basically has died, but no, not for me. I had kind of always ... I mean, I didn't expect it from a news crew, but I always kind of hoped that I'd hear it from somebody one day."
By Gabriel Roxas, firstname.lastname@example.org
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