Shooter Arrested In Oceanside

Shooter Arrested In Oceanside
Photo: Tow Truck | Courtesy of Oceanside PD
Originally published by Oceanside Police Department Facebook

“On Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at approximately 12:50 am, Oceanside police received a call that a shooting at an occupied vehicle occurred near Mesa Drive and Pear Tree Lane. The thirty-one-year-old male victim was driving a tow truck when a bullet struck his vehicle. The driver of a silver SUV reportedly shot at the tow truck, hitting it once before fleeing westbound down El Camino Real. The victim pulled to the side of the road and contacted Oceanside police. The tow truck driver was not injured.

Responding officers were able to identify the suspect’s vehicle quickly. The vehicle was registered at a location in Carlsbad. Carlsbad police located the suspect vehicle a short time later parked in front of a residence. A male subject exited the residence and locked the car, believed to be involved in the shooting, and then went back into the residence. When the subject exited the residence again, he was detained by Carlsbad police. Oceanside police arrested sixty-one-year-old Curtis Lynn Cains, of Carlsbad, for suspicion of Assault with a Firearm.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact Crimes of Violence Detective Vandenberg at (760) 435-4237 or email
For media inquiries, please contact Oceanside Police Department Public Information Officer Jennifer Atenza at”

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