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Name of deputy shot in Paso Robles released

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Deputy Nicholas Dreyfus
Posted at 12:56 PM, Jun 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-11 15:56:57-04

PASO ROBLES, Calif. — The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office has released the name of the deputy shot during an active shooter incident early Wednesday morning.

The deputy is 28-year-old Nicholas Dreyfus. He's been a deputy in SLO County for nearly two years and is assigned to the North County Sheriff's Station in Templeton.

In a press release, officials say Dreyfus was searching for the suspect Wednesday morning when he was shot in the face.

Dreyfus was taken to a local hospital and then flown to a trauma center for surgery. Sheriff's officials say the surgery went well and his prognosis is good.

The shooting suspect, Mason Lira, remains outstanding Thursday. Authorities are asking everyone to avoid the riverbed in Paso Robles as law enforcement teams continue searching for Lira.