Trent Millsap; photos courtesy of Westminster PD
Orange County, California – NASCAR driver Bobby East died after being stabbed in the chest at a Southern California gas station on Wednesday.
The 37-year-old NASCAR star was filling up his car at a Westminster gas station when a 27-year-old man approached him and stabbed him 3 times in the chest.
Millsap also stabbed another man at the Westminster gas station before attacking Bobby East.
“The victim was found on the ground suffering from a serious stab wound to the chest area,’ Westminster Police said in a statement. ‘Officers attempted life saving measures until OCFA paramedics arrived and transported the victim to a local trauma center, where the victim succumbed to his injury.”
Trent William Millsap, a known transient in the area, was shot and killed by police on Friday while officers tried to arrest him.
On Saturday, Westminster police announced Millsap had been killed in an officer-involved shooting on Friday while officers tried to arrest him at an apartment in Anaheim.
“On Friday, July 15, 2022, Westminster Police Department detectives received information a wanted homicide suspect was in an apartment located in the 3300 block of Lincoln Avenue in the City of Anaheim. The West County SWAT Team responded to serve a search/arrest warrant for the suspect.” Westminster police said in a press release.
“During the service of the search warrant, an officer involved shooting took place. No officers were injured; however, a police K-9 sustained a single gunshot wound that was not life threatening. The Westminster Police Department, along with members of the Orange County District Attorney’s office are currently investigating the shooting.” police said.
Very sad to hear of the tragic incident involving Legend USAC driver Bobby East. He was one heck of a wheelman. Thoughts and prayers to his family
— Todd Bodine (Official) (@Team_Onion) July 16, 2022
Tragic news: Three-time USAC champion Bobby East had died. Please keep the East family in your thoughts. https://t.co/zzEWrtnVaS
— SPEED SPORT (@SPEEDSPORT) July 15, 2022