Wounded po­lice of­fi­cer, 61, in crit­i­cal but sta­ble con­di­tion

The Washington Times Daily - - NATION -

SEAT­TLE | A po­lice of­fi­cer who was wounded while in­ves­ti­gat­ing a re­ported shoot­ing in Wash­ing­ton state

re­mains in crit­i­cal but sta­ble con­di­tion at a Seat­tle hospi­tal.

Har­borview Med­i­cal Cen­ter spokes­woman Su­san Gregg said Sun­day that Mike McClaughry was in the in­ten­sive care unit.

Of­fi­cer 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 Of­fi­cer McClaughry’s shoot­ing is be­ing held on $1 mil­lion bail.

Author­i­ties said Ernesto Lee Ri­vas was taken into cus­tody fol­low­ing an hour-long stand­off at a Mount Vernon home, dur­ing which he re­peat­edly fired at of­fi­cers.

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