A woman was recovering Wednesday and a man was in custody after a shooting and robbery for an e-bike, the Oceanside Police Department said.
Just after 10 p.m. Tuesday, officers were dispatched to the 3500 block of College Boulevard for a shots fired call, according to police.
Once officers arrived, a woman, 31, was found with a gunshot wound to her foot. She was treated and released at a hospital.
The suspect, described as a 5-foot-10, 180-pound Hispanic man, had last been seen wearing a black leather jacket with white letters while riding a white e-bike that he stole from the victim, the department said.
Police said the wanted man was last seen fleeing in the riverbed westbound toward El Camino Real.
Police conducted an extensive search for the suspect, then at 9:28 a.m. Wednesday, an officer spotted him near the 3300 block of College and conducted a traffic stop.
The suspect was arrested without further incident. Police say they recovered a firearm believed to have been used in the shooting and an e-bike matching the description of the one the suspect had been seen riding while fleeing.
Jesus Castaneda, 32, of Oceanside, was booked on suspicion of assault with a firearm.
Anyone with information regarding this shooting is urged to contact the OPD at 760-435-4900.
Correction: The victim was a female, contrary to initial reports.
Updated 8:35 p.m. May 10, 2023