Authorities: Suspect in ambush on California deputy is dead
Authorities say the man suspected of ambushing and shooting a California sheriff’s deputy is dead after a shootout with police.
A spokesman for the San Luis Obispo sheriff confirms Thursday the death of Mason James Lira.
The circumstances around his death were not immediately available. Lira allegedly ambushed and seriously injured a San Luis Obispo sheriff's deputy and killed a transient man Wednesday.
Officials say he got into a shootout with police Thursday. Lira's father says his son had several mental illnesses and did not take his medication.
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