Former NASCAR driver, Robert “Bobby” East was killed in a stabbing in Westminster, Ca, the New York Times reports. The suspect was killed Friday in a police shooting. Just before 6 p.m. last Wednesday, officers responded to reports of a stabbing at a gas station. East, 38, was found with stab wounds to his chest and was taken to the University of California Irvine medical center. He later died from his injuries. East was a resident of San Dimas, about 30 miles east of Los Angeles. He began racing at age 9 and went on to win three United States Auto Club national championships and race for NASCAR.
The suspected assailant, Trent William Milsap, 28, was on parole for armed robbery and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest after violating parole. Milsap was located at his apartment in Anaheim, Ca. A SWAT team was dispatched because of Milsap’s record of violence. Police dogs were deployed after Milsap become confrontational. Milsap was shot and was taken the hospital, where he died from his injuries. A police dog sustained non-life threatening injuries from a gunshot wound and was given care at a veterinary hospital.