Oakland Police acquire a attainable suspicious automobile within the Kevin Nishita murder investigation – CBS San Francisco
OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Oakland police on Monday announced the recovery of a suspicious vehicle similar to the one they were looking for in connection with the shooting that killed Intelligence officer and former police officer Kevin Nishita almost a month ago.
Oakland Police Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong’s press conference on Monday afternoon began with a two-minute and 13-second minute of silence, one second for each of the city’s 133 murder victims that year.
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Armstrong said officials found a car that resembled the Acura white four-door sedan that had been identified as a potentially suspect vehicle.
Police had previously identified the suspicious vehicle as a white four-door Acura TL sedan from 2004 to 2008 with a sunroof and no front license plate.
“We’re making progress on the investigation,” said Armstrong. “We analyze everything in this vehicle. We are confident that we will continue to follow up on all leads. Community members were very helpful with this investigation and provided us with information that will help us secure this vehicle. We will continue our investigation to see if this is the right vehicle. “
The police did not provide any information about the location of the vehicle and did not provide any further information about the recovery.
Armstrong said the department will provide additional information on the investigation as soon as new information becomes available on the Nishita case.
Armstrong also announced an organizational reorganization for the department that would create a sixth district patrolled by officials in East Oakland to handle an increasing number of calls from that part of the city.
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Nishita was securing a KRON-TV news team at Block 300 on 14th Street on November 24th when he was shot dead in an attempted armed robbery. He died of his injuries during the Thanksgiving holiday.
The company Nishita worked for provides security for Bay Area TV’s news teams, including those at KPIX 5.
“He was part of our news family. The loss is just enormous, ”said KPIX 5 reporter Maria Cid Medina after Nishita’s death. “The entire television market is feeling the loss – in San Francisco and in the Bay Area.”
A retired police officer, Nishita worked for several Bay Area law enforcement agencies, including departments in San Jose, Hayward, and Colma.
Law enforcement agencies across the Bay Area paid their respects to Nishita when his body was escorted from Alameda to a funeral home in Mountain View earlier this month. A memorial to Nishita was held in San Jose on December 9th.
Nishita leaves behind his wife, two children and three grandchildren. A trust fund was set up to help his family. For more information on donating to the Trust Fund, please visit here.
The Oakland Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Oakland have offered up to $ 32,500 in rewards for clues leading to an arrest.
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Police are asking the person who shot the video or anyone with information about the case to contact the Department’s Homicide Squad at 510-238-3821.