A section of Paso Robles, California, was subject to a shelter order on Thursday after reports of shots fired in pursuit of an armed man who shot a deputy and killed another person.
The suspect, identified by the police as 26-year-old Mason James Lyra, allegedly opened fire on a police station in central California at about 3:45 am, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office.
He is accused of shooting MP Nicholas Dreyfus, 28, in the face, and that the MP was seriously wounded, before he escaped from the scene. The deputies later found a local man who was shot dead at the Paso Robles train station.
As they were searching for Lyra, the Sheriff’s office on Thursday implemented an authorization to house two miles from the city after new reports of gunshots not far from the police station.
Sheriff’s Office warns that Lyra, whom they described as “passing” from Monterrey, is considered armed and dangerous.