(Slay) – A team of California SWAT police has shot and killed the suspect wanted in the murder of former NASCAR driver Bobby East, according to reports.
As Slay News previously reported, East was stabbed to death at a California gas station while filling up his car on Friday.
Police were hunting for the suspect who they identified as Trent William Millsap.
The Westminster Police Department said: “On Friday, July 15, 2022, Westminster Police Department detectives received information a wanted homicide suspect was in an apartment located in the 3300 block of Lincoln Avenue in the City of Anaheim.
“The West County SWAT Team responded to serve a search/arrest warrant for the suspect. During the service of the search warrant, an officer-involved shooting took place.
“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,” the statement said.
The department said earlier:
“On July 13, 2022, at about 5:51 pm, WPD officers responded to the 76 gas station, located at 6322 Westminster Blvd., reference a stabbing.
“The victim was found on the ground suffering from a serious stab wound to the chest area.
“Officers attempted life-saving measures until OCFA paramedics arrived and transported the victim to a local trauma center, where the victim succumbed to his injury.
“The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.
“WPD detectives responded to the scene and took over the investigation.
“Trent William Millsap, who fled the area prior to police arrival, is suspected of stabbing the victim.
“Millsap also has an outstanding parole warrant.
“He should be considered armed and dangerous. Millsap is transient and known to frequent Westminster, Garden Grove, and Anaheim motels.
“WPD detectives are continuing the investigation in hopes of locating all evidence and witnesses and urge anyone who witnessed the crime on July 13, 2022, or knows the whereabouts of the suspect, to contact the Westminster Police Department.”
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