Overnight, the search continued in pursuit of Mason James Lira, a transient with a last known residence of Fresno according to the suspect’s own Facebook page. Lira is wanted in connection to a homicide of a man found near the Paso Robles train station as well as the shooting of a SLO County Sheriff Deputy in the early morning of June 10, 2020.

The Deputy is listed as serious but stable condition, and law enforcement pursued Lira overnight. Lira was caught on camera at a Paso Robles Chevron on Ramada Drive at CA 46 West around 2 a.m. on Thursday.

Law enforcement continue a search of the area, which is surrounded by rolling hills and close access to the Salinas River. Lira is considered armed and dangerous.

For more on the initial reporting, see the following:

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