Bobby East: California police arrest suspect wanted in former NASCAR driver’s death
Bobby East left this world at 37 years old, having earned three U.S. Auto Club titles during his career as a driver.
Motorsports are in mourning as news of the passing of famed NASCAR driver Bobby East spread. A homeless man shot and killed East at a gas station in Los Angeles, according to local media reports.
Bobby suffered a tragic end when the driver got into an argument with a homeless man, who then stabbed him in the chest with a knife. Despite arriving at medical services to save his life, paramedics were unable to save him.
Police identified the assailant as Trent William Millsap, and according to TMZ he was killed during a shootout with California police during his arrest.The West County SWAT Team “responded” to serve a search/arrest warrant for Millsap who lived in an apartment on 3300 block of Lincoln Avenue in Anaheim, according to Westminster Police Department.
On Friday morning, Westminster police reported an officer-involved shooting during the service of a search warrant. No officers were injured; however, one police K-9 sustained a single gunshot wound which was not life-threatening. Detectives from both departments are currently investigating this shooting with assistance from Orange County District Attorney’s office.”