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Wounded Mount Vernon officer in critical but stable condition

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TACOMA  — 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.

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.