Anaheim: Man Who Stabbed NASCAR Driver to Death Dies Following Officer-Involved Shooting

Trent William Millsap, 28, was killed in an officer-involved shooting that left a police K-9 injured Friday. Photos via Westminster Police Department.

07.16.2022 | 3:00 PM | ANAHEIM – A man who stabbed a NASCAR driver to death at a 76 Gas Station died following an officer-involved shooting, police announced Saturday.

Detectives located 28-year-old Trent William Millsap in an apartment in the 3300 block of Lincoln Avenue on Friday just days after he fatally stabbed former NASCAR driver Robert “Bobby” John East, 38, of San Dimas at a 76 Gas Station.

Millsap became confrontation when officers encountered him during the service of a warrant related to the deadly stabbing and deployed Kubo, a police K-9.

Kubo was struck by gunfire and an officer-involved shooting occurred.

Millsap was struck and transported to UCI Medical Center where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Kubo was taken to a veterinarian and treated for non-life-threatening injuries before being released to his handler.

It remains unclear what led up to the fatal stabbing.

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