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Motorist wounded in Fountain Valley police shooting identified; F.V. woman died in crash before it

Motorist wounded in Fountain Valley police shooting identified; F.V. woman died in crash before it

A man wounded in a shooting by Fountain Valley police on Saturday morning is a 34-year-old Westminster resident, according to Westminster police.

Matthew Earl Snoyman was arrested after a man in a black Dodge pickup drove at Fountain Valley officers investigating a fatal crash that had occurred hours earlier at Magnolia Street and Mint Avenue, police said.

The man then turned around and drove at the officers a second time, and that’s when police shot at him at around 5:15 a.m., authorities said.

The man fled but was stopped by officers at Bushard Street in Westminster, just south of Edinger Avenue, police said.

Snoyman was arrested and taken to a hospital to be...

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