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Wounded Mount Vernon officer remains in critical condition

SEATTLE (AP) ��� The Mount Vernon police officer who was wounded while investigating a reported shooting remains in critical but stable condition at Seattle hospital Sunday morning.

Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg said in news release that Mike McClaughry is in the intensive care unit.

McClaughry was shot in the head Thursday evening while canvassing a neighborhood in Mount Vernon, about 60 miles north of Seattle, for witnesses to a report of another shooting.

The 61-year-old officer is a father of three and a grandfather who started working with the Mount Vernon Police Department in 1985.

A repeat felon arrested in the officer's shooting is being held on $1 million bail. Authorities say Ernesto Lee Rivas was taken into custody following an hour-long standoff at a home in Mount Vernon, during which he repeatedly fired at officers.


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