UPDATE: Suspect Dead In NASCAR’S Bobby East, Stabbing Death By Homeless Man in CA

 July 18, 2022

Wednesday, July 13th, Trent William Millsap, 27years old, a homeless man, allegedly stabbed NASCAR’s star Bobby East, in the chest, at a California gas station.

Bobby East was 37 years old and a three-time US Auto Club (USAC) Champ. This is a huge loss to the world of NASCAR where Bobby will be sadly missed.

It was reported that the stabbing occurred, as Bobby fueled his vehicle at a Westminster gas station. Before stabbing East, Millsap was accused of stabbing another man at the gas station. Police sought to arrested Trent William Millsap, who also had an outstanding parole warrant Westminster Police and police described Millsap as armed and dangerous.

“UPDATE: Police are now saying the suspect in the stabbing death of racing’s Bobby East was killed two days after the stabbing incident. West County SWAT team members went to an Anaheim apartment complex Friday, seeking suspect Trent William Millsap. Millsap allegedly “became confrontational,” and was ultimately killed…”

-Deadline Hollywood

East was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. According to a statement at the time by Police to the Daily Mail-

“The victim was found on the ground suffering from a serious stab wound to the chest area,” and “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.”

- Westminster Police Statement

According to Yahoo, Bobby East was the son of USAC Hall of Fame car builder Bob East adding-

“East, a native of Torrance, California, was a three-time US Auto Club (USAC) champion,”…“He won the SAC Silver Crown championships in 2012 and 2013.”

-Yahoo News

With violence among California’s homeless population a leading factor, East’s murder comes at a time of increasing violence across California. Earlier in the week, former U.S. Olympian, Kim Glass, was the victim of an unprovoked assault by a homeless man in Los Angeles, who reportedly threw a metal object at her face.

District Attorney Todd Spitzer, in Orange County, where Westminster is located, is also dealing with a spike in violence, as several 7-Elevens in his jurisdiction were robbed this week, in a string of violent attacks that left two dead. Investigations there are also ongoing.

Under intense criticism for his soft-on-crime approach, which has helped lead to spiking rates of violent crime, Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon, is facing a recall election. In the same way, fellow Soros-backed DA, Chesa Boudin, was removed from his position in San Francisco, Glascon is about to get the boot.

According to The Hill –

“Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón (D) is facing a second recall attempt as critics argue that his progressive policies are too soft on crime, making him the latest California prosecutor in recent months to face the possibility of a recall.”


“715,833 signatures have been collected by the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, according to a raw count announced last weekend, which capped off the first step in their review of petitions. Several more steps must be successfully completed before Los Angeles County residents are ultimately asked whether Gascón should be ousted. The earliest a possible recall could take place would be Nov. 8.”

-The Hill

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