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Paso Robles shooting: Suspect shot to death after 2-day manhunt; 4 officers wounded

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Paso Robles shooting: Suspect shot to death after 2-day manhunt; 4 officers wounded

Authorities say that while evading officers over the course of the manhunt, Mason Lira hid in bushes and constantly moved from place to place, using 'military-style tactics'.

By ABC30.com staff

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Police in the city of Paso Robles on California's Central Coast said 26-year-old Mason Lira is dead after shooting four law enforcement officers in the last few days, in what authorities described as a planned ambush.

Lira was killed Thursday by officers, bringing to end a massive two-day manhunt involving hundreds of law enforcement officers from different agencies.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office said Lira first shot a homeless man to death on Wednesday and then over the course of that day and the next, wounded four officers.

Sheriff Ian Parkinson said at a press conference on Thursday that while evading authorities during the manhunt, Lira hid in bushes and constantly moved from place to place, using 'military-style tactics'.

Read more: https://abc30.com/paso-robles-active-shooter-downtown-police-san-luis-obispo-county-sheriffs-office/6240735/