Officers and suspect shot during shootout in Paso Robles

By KAREN VELIE

Two law enforcement officers were shot Thursday during a manhunt for a transient man allegedly on a shooting spree, according to the police scanner.

The suspect, 26-year-old Mason James Lira, is down and unresponsive, according to the scanner. One officers is in route to Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton.

Early Wednesday morning, 26-year-old Mason James Lira allegedly ambushed officers in Paso Robles, shot a deputy in the face, and killed a man. Multiple law enforcement agencies participated in the manhunt.

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