UPDATE: Man who shot San Luis Obispo County sheriff’s deputy identified


In a tweet, the sheriff’s department asked for people in the area to shelter-in-place as authorities investigate. Thursday, June 11, 2020 12:17AM

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says they are now searching for 26-year-old Mason Lira for opening fire at the Paso Robles Police Department overnight.

FRESNO, Calif. — UPDATE: The man accused of shooting a deputy and killing a man in Paso Robles early on Wednesday morning has been identified.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says they are now searching for 26-year-old Mason Lira for opening fire at the Paso Robles Police Department overnight.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office says they are searching for an armed man who shot a deputy in Paso Robles on Wednesday.

The gunman fired at the Paso Robles Police Department around 3:45 a.m., said Tony Cipolla, spokesman for the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department.

Gunfire occurred over a span of some minutes but a motive and details were unclear, he said.

One deputy was shot, and was taken to a local hospital in serious condition, officials say..

Sheriff’s officials say investigators found a man shot dead near the Amtrak station on 8th Street and Pine Street.

Authorities believe the homicide is connected to the shots fired at the police department.

In a tweet, the sheriff’s department said the suspect is a man in his 20s or 30s.

Officials asked for people in the area to continue sheltering in place while authorities continue searching for the suspect.

SLO County Sheriff@SLOSheriffReplying to @SLOSheriff

Update: Active Shooter situation. Shelter in place order still in effect for the downtown Paso Robles Law enforcement searching for armed gunman. The suspect described as male in 20’s or 30’s

The wounded Deputy listed in serious but stable condition. Airlifted to a trauma center

This is a developing breaking news story. Stay with us for updates.

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