OCEANSIDE, Calif. — A man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of shooting at a tow truck in Oceanside, authorities said.
According to the Oceanside Police Department, shortly before 1 a.m., the driver of the tow truck was in the process of towing another vehicle on Mesa Drive, just east of El Camino Real, when the driver of a silver SUV reportedly shot at the truck, hitting it once.
The SUV driver then fled westbound on El Camino Real, OPD Public Information Officer Jennifer Atenza said in a news release.
At that time, authorities say the tow truck driver pulled to the side of the road and called 911 to report the incident.
The tow truck driver was not injured during the shooting.
Police were able to identify the suspect’s license plate information and tracked the vehicle’s registration to a location in Carlsbad, Atenza said.
Carlsbad police located the suspect vehicle and observed a man leave a residence, lock the vehicle and go back into the residence, officials said. When the man exited the residence again he was detained by Carlsbad police.
Oceanside police then arrested the man, identified as 61-year-old Curtis Cains, on suspicion of assault with a firearm.
The incident is still under investigation and anyone with any information or who may have witnessed the shooting was asked to contact OPD Crimes of Violence Detective Vandenberg at 760-435-4237 or email@example.com .