Bobby East stabbing suspect Trent William Millsap shot and killed by police
- Bobby East stabbing suspect Trent William Millsap shot and killed by police
- Westminster Police Department confirmed that no officers were injured
- Millsap had an existing parole warrant, and police labeled him as 'armed and dangerous'
According to the Westminster Police Department, the West County SWAT Team "responded to serve a search/arrest warrant for the suspect," Trent William Millsap, who was in an apartment on the 3300 block of Lincoln Avenue in Anaheim.
"During the service of the search warrant, an officer-involved shooting took place," the police department confirmed Friday. "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."
Millsap had an existing parole warrant, and police labeled him as "armed and dangerous" in a statement released on Thursday.
According to the USAC and police, the defendant is accused of fatally stabbing East in the chest at a 76 gas station on Westminster Blvd. in Westminster, California. East was a three-time United States Auto Club (USAC) Silver Crown and Midgets National Champion.
When police arrived, they discovered the race car driver on the ground with a "severe chest wound" and brought him to a local emergency facility, where he was pronounced dead.
According to USAC, East was born in California and later relocated to Brownsburg, Indiana, to pursue his racing career.
"Bobby was an immediate success in his USAC career," read the motor club's news statement. "His first career triumph with the USAC National Midgets in 2001 at Schererville, Indiana’s Illiana Motor Speedway made Bobby the youngest USAC national feature winner ever at the time, at the age of 16. His three winning performances in 2001 made him the winningest USAC National Midget Rookie in more than a quarter century. Ultimately, he was rewarded as the series’ Rookie of the Year."