The man who allegedly ambushed and injured a San Luis Obispo County deputy early Wednesday was shot Thursday afternoon by California law enforcement.
The Paso Robles, California, Police Department tweeted:
Suspect down. Several officers wounded.
— Paso Robles Police (@PasoRoblesPD) June 11, 2020
ABC News reports police began hunting the suspect, 26-year-old Mason James Lira, after he allegedly opened fire on law enforcement around 3 a.m. Wednesday. The FBI, California Highway Patrol, Arroyo Grande Police, and other local departments were all involved in pursuing Lira.
Twenty-eight-year-old Nicholas Dreyfus responded to the Wednesday morning shooting and “was shot in the face.” However, his “prognosis is good.”
KPIX describes Lira as a “transient” who is also wanted for questioning regarding the murder of a homeless man.
Lira’s dad says his son has a mental condition “but refuses to take medication.”
Other officers were injured in the shootout with Lira, but their conditions were not reported.
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