Police and Law Enforcement

Wounded Washington officer in critical but stable condition

In this undated photo released by the Mount Vernon Police shows 61-year-old Washington state police Mike "Mick" McClaughry, who suffered a gunshot wound to the head while investigating a reported shooting in a Mount Vernon neighborhood in Washington

In this undated photo released by the Mount Vernon Police shows 61-year-old Washington state police Mike "Mick" McClaughry, who suffered a gunshot wound to the head while investigating a reported shooting in a Mount Vernon neighborhood in Washington  (Mount Vernon Police via AP)

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 in news release Sunday 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.

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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 McClaughry's shooting is being held on $1 million bail. Authorities say Ernesto Lee Rivas was taken into custody following an hourlong standoff at a Mount Vernon home, during which he repeatedly fired at officers.