A 44-year-old man and two teenage boys — ages 15 and 16 — were charged with attempted murder Tuesday in the shooting of Mount Vernon police officer Mike ‘Mick’ McClaughry, the Skagit County prosecutor’s office announced.
McClaughry, 61, was shot in the head last Thursday evening while canvassing a neighborhood in Mount Vernon for witnesses to a report of earlier shooting at that address. He is in critical but stable condition at Harborview Medical Center, Q13 Fox reports.
Ernesto Lee Rivas Sr., 44, a repeat felon, was charged with attempted murder in the case, along with Austin Isaias Gonzales, 16, charged as an adult, and a 15-year-old charged in juvenile court but who the prosecutor has asked to try in adult court. The two teenagers were in a house with Rivas when he allegedly opened fire on McClaughry.