California deputy shot in 'ambush' attack at police station

Posted at 10:36 AM, Jun 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 01:12:18-04

PASO ROBLES, Calif. (ASSOCIATED PRESS) — LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a California sheriff's deputy was shot in the head in an “ambush” attack by a gunman intent on harming or killing police. Authorities are looking for a suspect identified as 26-year-old Mason Lira, a transient from the Monterey area. The shooter opened fire on a police station in Paso Robles early Wednesday. San Luis Obispo County authorities say the deputy is in serious but stable condition. Investigators later found the body of a man near railroad tracks several blocks away. Police say he was shot at close range and the homicide is related to the other shooting.