Last Wednesday night, former United States Auto Club (USAC) racing champion and NASCAR driver, Bobby East, was stabbed to death during an altercation at a gas station in Orange County, California.
However per reports by TMZ Sports and The Mercury News, Orange County police and SWAT teams were able to locate the suspect involved with the stabbing in Trent William Milsap.
The 35-year-old Milsap was reportedly shot and killed as the authorities were attempting to arrest him in his apartment during a raid. The shooting is currently under investigation.
Prior to the search warrant/raid, Milsap was known as a drifter out on a parole warrant, and was deemed armed and dangerous.
In his racing career, East briefly competed in NASCAR in the late 2000s, and had captured back-to-back USAC Silver Crown championships in 2012 and 2013.
East was just 37 years old.
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