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Wednesday 06/10/2020 9:33 PM - Suspect Identified

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Suspect Identified
Date and Time of Incident: 6-10-20, Approximately 3:45 AM
Place of Occurrence: Paso Robles Police Department, 900 Park Street, Paso Robles
Victim Information: Male Sheriff's Deputy
Suspect Information: Mason James Lira, 26, transient
Details of News Release: The 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.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Wednesday 06/10/2020 9:33 PM