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FBI agents examine an area in Paso Robles, Calif., Thursday, June 11, 202, as the investigation into the shooting of a sheriff's deputy early Wednesday continues in the Central Coast city. A man was found fatally shot near where the deputy was wounded, and authorities believe the events are connected. Deputy Nicholas Dreyfus was shot in the face. Authorities say he underwent successful surgery and his prognosis Thursday is good. Authorities have identified the suspect as 26-year-old Mason James Lira and they say he's a transient from the Monterey, Calif., area. (David Middlecamp/The Tribune of San Luis Obispo via AP)

Gunman sought in deputy shooting killed, 3 officers wounded

Jun. 12, 2020 1:15 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man recently released from jail in Central California was shot and killed at the end of a 36-hour hunt that followed the shooting of a sheriff's deputy and other attacks that wounded three other law enforcement officers. Mason James Lira, 26, was killed Thursday afternoon after he...

In this undated photo obtained from the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department and provided by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's office, Mason James Lira is shown. A hunt by authorities began Thursday, June 11, 2020, for Lira, who has been identified as a suspected gunman who ambushed officers the previous day outside a California Central Coast police station, shooting a sheriff's deputy in the head.  (Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Department/San Luis Obispo Sheriff's Department via AP)

Authorities: Suspect in ambush on California deputy is dead

Jun. 12, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A gunman believed to have shot a Central California sheriff's deputy and targeted others in a series of attacks was shot dead Thursday after confrontations that wounded three other law enforcement members, authorities said. Mason James Lira, 26, was killed after he emerged from a brushy...

Police: Suspect in ambush on California deputy is dead following shootout; 3 officers suffer non-life-threatening wounds

Jun. 11, 2020 9:27 PM EDT
PASO ROBLES, Calif. (AP) — Police: Suspect in ambush on California deputy is dead following shootout; 3 officers suffer non-life-threatening wounds.

Several officers wounded in shootout with suspect in ambush on California deputy; police say suspect is in custody

Jun. 11, 2020 7:53 PM EDT
PASO ROBLES, Calif. (AP) — Several officers wounded in shootout with suspect in ambush on California deputy; police say suspect is in custody.
Law enforcement personnel from several jurisdictions patrol Spring Street in downtown Paso Robles, Calif., as law enforcement agencies responded to an early morning shooting in the Central Coast city after a sheriff's deputy was wounded early Wednesday, June 10, 2020. A man has been found fatally shot near where the deputy was wounded after someone opened fire on a police station. (David Middlecamp/The Tribune of San Luis Obispo via AP)

California deputy shot in 'ambush' attack at police station

Jun. 11, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California sheriff's deputy was shot in the head but survived an “ambush” by a gunman intent on harming or killing police and authorities said Wednesday they were investigating whether there was a connection to two recent deadly attacks on officers. Authorities were...

Authorities say wounded California deputy was shot in head in ambush by gunman intent on harming or killing police

Jun. 10, 2020 6:28 PM EDT
PASO ROBLES, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say wounded California deputy was shot in head in ambush by gunman intent on harming or killing police.