• Mount Vernon officer blinded in shooting testifies

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    The Mount Vernon police officer who was blinded following a shooting in 2016 is testified before a judge on Friday.

    Last week, jurors saw video showing officer Mike McClaughry walking up to the home of Ernesto Rivas.

    Within minutes, other officers were seen dragging McClaughry to safety.

    According to court papers, Rivas fired from inside the house, where he was holed up with two teenagers.

    Police said it was those two teenagers who initially brought officers to the scene.

    What followed was a five-hour standoff with police.

    >>See KIRO 7's previous coverage of this story at this link.

    Watch McClaughry's full testimony below:

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