A man was shot by police in Westminster apparently after driving through the scene of a fatal crash that was blocked off by investigators, authorities said Saturday.
Police were investigating the fatal crash about 5:15 a.m. at the intersection of Magnolia Street and Mint Avenue when the man drove a Dodge pickup “at officers” and through the scene, Fountain Valley police said in a news release.
The man then turned the truck around and drove toward officers a second time, when officers fired their weapons. The man fled the area before he was eventually stopped and arrested, police said.
He was taken to a hospital with non life threatening injuries. No officers were injured during the incident.
Officers were originally called to the scene around 12 a.m. when the driver of a Lexus jumped the median and crashed into a Toyota sedan, killing one woman.
One witness told KTLA he heard both the crash and the police shooting from his home.
"A little bit before midnight there was a horrible car accident right here. They were still assessing the situation and seeing what happened," said Johnny Carr, a resident. "I tried to go back to bed and around 5 a.m. I'm woken up by screeching tires and gun shots."
Video from the scene showed several bullet holes through the front windshield of the truck, which remained at the scene past 10 a.m.
The Fountain Valley and Westminster police departments are investigating the incident, along with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Anyone with information about the shooting can call 714-898-3315.
KTLA's Mariel Turner contributed to this article.