Oakland Police are looking out cellular phone video associated to the capturing of the loss of life of Kevin Nishita – CBS San Francisco
OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Oakland police are searching for information and cell phone videos while investigations continue into the shootings that killed Intelligence officer and former police officer Kevin Nishita.
The department’s homicide squad said Wednesday that they believe an eyewitness cellphone video contained additional clues, including the suspicious vehicle fleeing the scene.
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Police previously identified the suspect vehicle as a 2004-2008 white 4-door Acura TL sedan with a sunroof and no front license plate.
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 on Saturday.
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 last week. “The entire television market is feeling the loss – in San Francisco and in the Bay Area.”
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A retired police officer, Nishita worked for several Bay Area law enforcement agencies, including departments in San Jose, Hayward, and Colma. Law enforcement officials from across the Bay Area paid their respects on Wednesday when his body was escorted from Alameda to a funeral home in Mountain View.
Nishita leaves behind his wife, two children and three grandchildren. A trust fund has been set up to help his family, more information can be found here.
The Oakland Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Oakland have offered up to $ 32,500 in rewards for clues leading to an arrest.
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.
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