Bobby East, a former NASCAR driver, was found stabbed to death in California
A former NASCAR racer, Bobby East, was fatally stabbed at a service station in Westminster, California on Wednesday.
He was 37.
Officials in Westminster say they were called to the petrol station after receiving reports of a stabbing. East was discovered “suffering from a serious stab wound to the chest area.” while refuelling his car.
East was sent to a local hospital where life-saving procedures were attempted but he later died there.
Trent William Millsap, a 27-year-old man police characterised as homeless, was reportedly a suspect in East’s murder.
On Friday, a “officer involved shooting” occurred in Anaheim, and the West County SWAT Team was called to serve a warrant for the perpetrator. A police K-9 was shot, but the wound was not life threatening, and no officers were hurt during the warrant search.
East was a native of Torrance, California and the son of USAC Hall of Fame car builder Bob East, who also won 22 USAC National Midget feature races during his career.
In 2008, he raced in the Xfinity Series and the Truck Series, and he had previously won three US Auto Club circuit championships. In 2004, 2012, and 2013, East also took home the USAC Silver Crown.