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The suspect in a fatal stabbing on Wednesday morning in Westminster was fatally shot in a confrontation with a SWAT team on Friday.
According to Commander Kevin MacCormack of the WPD, Trent William Milsap, 28, of Anaheim, was killed by officers of the West Orange County SWAT team. The victim in the stabbing that took place Wednesday at a gasoline station has been identified as Robert John East, 38, of San Dimas.
There, Milsap “became confrontational,” according to a statement by the WPD. A K-9 was deployed and “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.”
Milsap was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange where he later died from his wounds.
The victim has been identified as a former professional race car driver. An investigation into the stabbing is still in process and the motive for the stabbing has not been determined.
As is protocol, the shooting is being investigated by the Orange County District Attorney’s office and the Department of Justice.