Released: June 10, 2020 - Wednesday, 09:33 PM

Suspect Identified

Contact: Tony CipollaPhone: (805) 781-4547Date and time of incident: 6-10-20, Approximately 3:45 AMPlace of Occurrence: Paso Robles Police Department, 900 Park Street, Paso RoblesVictim Information: Male Sheriff's DeputySuspect Information: Mason James Lira, 26, transientThe Sheriff's Office has identified a suspect in a shooting incident which killed a local man and seriously wounded a Sheriff's Deputy in Paso Robles early this morning.
The suspect has been identified as 26-year-old Mason James Lira, a transient from the Monterey area. Lira is accused of a shooting spree which began at approximately 3:45 AM today when he started shooting at the Paso Robles Police Department building. A Sheriff's Deputy who responded to that call was shot in the face and later a local man was found shot to death at the Paso Robles train station.
A widespread search of downtown Paso Robles was conducted but the suspect was not located.
Lira is considered armed and dangerous. If a member of the public spots Lira, you are advised not to make contact with him. Instead call 911 and report his location to law enforcement.