Manhunt Ends in Shootout: 3 Police Hit, Suspect Dead

The manhunt in Paso Robles, California for a man who had ambushed officers on Wednesday ended in a shootout. Three police officers where hit during the gun battle and the suspect, Mason Lira, died at the scene.

Lira had killed a transient to lure police into an ambush where one officer was shot in the head. You can read about it here.


San Luis Obispo County Sheriff issued a press release providing details of the shootout:

All the injured officers are expected to make a full recovery.