Police Shoot, Kill Suspect Wanted In Central California “Shooting Spree”: Police mentioned Lira can also be linked to the killing of one other man earlier this week (Representational)

Police Shoot, Kill Suspect Wanted In Central California “Shooting Spree”

Police shot and killed a person needed in a Central California “taking pictures spree”, and three legislation enforcement officers have been wounded within the shoot-out at winery the place he was tracked down on Thursday afternoon, sheriffs officers mentioned.

Mason James Lira, 26, whom sheriff’s paperwork checklist as a transient, is suspected of taking pictures and wounding one other officer on the Paso Robles Police Division headquarters within the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Media studies say that officer was shot within the face, and was airlifted to a hospital, the place he was in severe however steady situation.

Police and legislation enforcement companies had looked for the shooter, and on Thursday afternoon they acquired a name {that a} second officer was shot and wounded in winery close to Freeway 101 in San Luis Obispo County.

A number of space legislation enforcement companies rushed to the scene and two extra officers have been shot and wounded. Particular particulars have been unavailable late Thursday night time.

The wounded have been evacuated and different officers exchanged hearth with the suspect, Lira, and he was shot and killed, police mentioned.

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Workplace didn’t instantly disclose the names and situation of the wounded officers.

Police mentioned Lira can also be linked to the killing of one other man earlier this week, whose physique was discovered close to an Amtrak practice station in Paso Robles, about 190 miles north of Los Angeles.

Paso Robles, a group of about 32,000 on the picturesque central California coast roughly halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, is greatest recognized for its wineries.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb in Los Angeles and Maria Caspani in New York and Wealthy McKay in Atlanta; Modifying by Bernadette Baum & Simon Cameron-Moore)

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