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Officer shot identified as Mike McClaughry

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MOUNT VERNON, Wash. -

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) - The Latest on the shooting of a police officer in Washington state (all times local):
    
4:30 p.m.
    
Officials have identified a 61-year-old Washington state police officer who was shot and critically wounded Thursday evening.
    
Mount Vernon Police Lt. Christopher Cammock said at a Friday briefing that Officer Mike McClaughry, who they call "Mick," suffered a gunshot wound to the head while investigating a reported shooting in a Mount Vernon neighborhood.
    
Cammock says McClaughry is a father of three who started working with the Mount Vernon Police Department in 1985.
    
Cammock said, "Service might not adequately describe was Mick has done for our community," saying he was the first to run a drug abuse resistance education program, becoming a father figure to many in the community. He has also been a field training officer, training most of the officers who work at the police department.
    
McClaughry remains in critical condition at a Seattle hospital.
    
An adult and two juveniles have been arrested in connection with the shooting.
    
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12:35 p.m.
    
The suspect in the shooting of a Washington state police officer is being held on $1 million bail.
    
Ernesto Lee Rivas made his initial appearance Friday in Skagit County Superior Court. He is being held on a charge of first-degree attempted murder.
    
Authorities say Rivas shot an officer who was responding to a call about a shooting Thursday evening in Mount Vernon. The 61-year-old officer as in critical condition at a Seattle hospital with a gunshot wound to the head.
    
Court and Washington State Patrol records show Rivas, 44, has eight felonies on his record.
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9:50 a.m.
    
Police have not identified the suspect arrested in the shooting of an officer in Washington state, but jail records show a man was arrested overnight at a home at the intersection where the shooting was reported.
    
The Skagit County Jail roster shows Ernesto Lee Rivas was booked at 1:55 a.m. Friday.
    
Jail records show Rivas was booked for investigation of first-degree murder, though the officer remains in critical condition at a Seattle hospital. It was not immediately clear if Rivas has obtained an attorney.
    
Police have only identified the suspect as a 44-year-old man with a lengthy criminal history.
    
Court and Washington State Patrol records show that Rivas is 44 and has eight felonies on his record. He was subject to a domestic violence protection order last year after the mother of his child accused him of stalking her.
    
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6:50 a.m.
    
A police officer wounded in a shooting in Washington state is in critical condition following surgery.
    
Earlier reports said the officer from Mount Vernon was in serious condition, but Harborview Medical Center spokeswoman Susan Gregg says the 61-year-old man has been in critical condition since arriving unconscious at the Seattle hospital.
    
Washington State Patrol Sgt. Keith Leary says the officer was wounded Thursday evening while responding to a call about a shooting.
    
Police arrested a suspected gunman early Friday following a standoff in the community north of Seattle   


10:42 p.m.
    
Authorities say an officer who was shot north of Seattle was responding to a call that a man had been shot nearby. The suspect remained barricaded inside a home and was still firing at police.
    
Washington State Patrol Sgt. Keith Leary told reporters Thursday night that the officer in Mount Vernon, Washington, was responding to a call just after 5:30 p.m. when a suspect began shooting from a house.
    
Leary says the officer who was struck by gunfire was conscious and alert when taken to a local hospital. The 61-year-old male officer was transferred to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in critical conditional with a gunshot wound to the head, a hospital spokeswoman said.
    
Leary says they don't why the suspect fired at the officer. Leary says it is believed there are hostages inside the home with the suspect, but they didn't know how many.
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Washington State Governor has taken to twitter regarding the Mount Vernon police officer who is currently in critical condition after being shot. Governor Inslee says that he hopes for a safe resolution to the situation soon.

(AP) - The Latest on a police officer shot in Mount Vernon (all times local):
    
9:50 p.m.
    
Officials say a Mount Vernon police officer who was shot has been taken to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition.
    
Harborview spokeswoman Susan Gregg told The Associated Press Thursday night that an officer in his early 60s had been shot in the head.
    
Gregg says he was in the early stages of assessment at about 9:50 p.m.
    
Multiple news outlets were reporting that a suspect was barricaded in a Mount Vernon residence and that officers and a SWAT team were attempting to negotiate.
    
Washington State Patrol Sgt. Mark Francis tweeted that the scene was still active.
    
No further details were immediately available.
    
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8:45 p.m.
    
Authorities say a police officer has been shot and wounded about 60 miles north of Seattle in Mount Vernon.
    
The Skagit Valley Herald (https://goo.gl/Sll463 ) reports a Mount Vernon police officer was taken to Skagit Valley Hospital for injuries related to a gunshot wound Thursday night.
    
Mount Vernon Fire Chief Bryan Brice told the newspaper he didn't know the condition of the officer.
    
Mount Vernon police Lt. Chris Cammock said police had few details to immediately release about the shooting but that the area around LaVenture Road and Fir Street has been closed by police.
    
Skagit Valley College was tweeting Thursday night that because of police activity the Mount Vernon campus was in lockdown. The school tweeted "everyone get inside and stay inside."

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12/15/2016 10:01:55 PM (GMT -8:00)

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