• Bobby East, a USAC and NASCAR driver, was fatally stabbed at a gas station on Wednesday.
  • The suspect was identified as Trent William Millsap, a transient based in Orange County. 
  • Millsap was killed by a SWAT team on Friday as the officers tried to serve an arrest warrant. 

A California SWAT team on Friday shot and killed the man suspected of fatally stabbing Bobby East, a champion NASCAR and US Auto Club driver, after a two-day search for the suspect. 

East was fueling his vehicle at a Westminster, California, gas station on Wednesday when he got into a confrontation with a local transient, later identified as Trent William Millsap. Millsap, who had an outstanding arrest warrant, then stabbed East, according to police.

"The victim was found on the ground suffering from a serious stab wound to the chest area," read a Westminster police statement from the day of the stabbing. "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." 

After a two-day search for Millsap, a SWAT team responded to information that the man was located in Anaheim. During an attempt to serve an arrest warrant Millsap was shot and killed by officers, police said. 

"The Westminster Police Department, along with members of the Orange County District Attorney's office are currently investigating the shooting," read a police statement

The Westminster Police Department and NASCAR did not immediately return Insider's request for comment. 

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