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Thursday: Fundraiser for mom who lost everything in house fire

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Friends have rallied around a 25-year-old woman whose infant daughter, mother and estranged husband died in a shooting and house fire that also left a police officer wounded. And Thursday, a fundraiser is being held to help Alyssa Rakov pay for funeral services for her mother and daughter.

Alyssa Rakov has expressed gratitude for the help and support she has received since Sunday's shooting and house fire.

Rakov was not at the El Cajon house that burned to the ground Sunday, but most of her possessions were.

Rakov described her mother as her best friend and her daughter, 14-month-old Rhilee, as her world.

Rhilee's body was found in her father's pickup truck. Two other bodies, believed to be those of the mother, 51-year-old Beverli Rakov and gunman, 32- year-old Kevin Collier, were found in the burned-out house.

A fundraiser to help Alyssa Rakov has been scheduled at Hooley's Irish Pub & Grill in Rancho San Diego (2955 Jamacha Rd.) at 6 p.m. Thursday, August 25.

Since she lost all of her family photos in the fire, Rakov is asking people with photos of her daughter and mother to bring them.

Ooh La La Salon and Day Spa in El Cajon, where Rakov is a customer, is also collecting donations.

Meanwhile, the officer, 28-year-old Jarred Slocum, was reportedly sitting up in his bed and talking at Sharp Memorial Hospital as of Wednesday, August 24.

Slocum was shot in the head as he arrived in the 1000 block of Prince Street after police received reports that a man with a gun had entered a house and set it on fire.

A videographer captured dramatic footage of a bloodied Slocum as he returned fire before collapsing against a fence. His partner pulled him to safety.

Beverli Rakov had sent a friend a text message that said Collier had taken her "granbaby," according to the El Cajon Police Department.

Collier later texted friends that he had killed the child and his mother- in-law, police said.

The house burned to the ground despite water drops from helicopters, and the surrounding neighborhood was evacuated.

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