Former NASCAR driver Bobby East fatally stabbed at California gasoline station - CBS information

Former NASCAR driver Bobby East become killed in a stabbing at a Southern California gasoline station, authorities pointed out Saturday. The suspect became later shot and killed via police.

On Wednesday evening, simply earlier than 6 p.m. local time, the 37-yr-historic East become found with a stab wound to the chest at a gasoline station within the Orange County city of Westminster, the Westminster Police branch referred to in a statement. He was rushed via ambulance to a clinic, the place he died, police mentioned.

The stabbing suspect become recognized as 27-12 months-historic Trent William Millsap, police stated. at the time of the stabbing, Millsap turned into also desired on an unrelated parole warrant and turned into on parole for armed robbery. The intent within the stabbing isn't yet clear. 

Investigators later learned that Millsap may well be in an condo within the regional city of Anaheim, in keeping with police. all through a SWAT raid of the residence Friday, Millsap "became confrontational," prompting officers to first set up a k-9, and then open fire on him, police stated. Police did not say if Milsap turned into armed.

Millsap became wounded and brought to a health center, where he died. The okay-9 became additionally struck through a bullet, but survived, police noted.

the united states Auto club  additionally verified East's dying on its website Saturday, calling him "one of the vital prolific drivers of his period." He become a three-time USAC national champion.

NASCAR Media Day Bobby East Bobby East, during the NASCAR Craftsman Truck series media day at Daytona overseas Speedway on Feb. 9, 2006 in Daytona, Florida. Getty photos

 East, whose father become a mentioned short-song automobile builder, additionally won SAC Silver Crown championships in 2004, 2012 and 2013.

He turned into just sixteen in 2001 when he grew to become the youngest driver to win a feature USAC country wide Midget race. He received 15 USAC races in 2004 and dabbled in a short NASCAR career presently after. He made eleven career begins in what's now NASCAR's Xfinity sequence and had two precise-10 finishes in 31 profession Truck series races.

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