Washington state officer in critical condition following standoff, suspect in custody
MOUNT VERNON - 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