Safety guard shot lifeless in Oakland dies of accidents – CBS San Francisco

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – Hours after news surfaced that a beloved security guard who was shot dead while working on a local television station reporting a recent break-in in downtown Oakland, police released a surveillance photo of one suspicious vehicle in the shooting.

KPIX learned early Saturday morning that the security guard – Kevin Nishita – had died from his injuries. Nishita had worked in the past to protect KPIX intelligence teams.

“It is with deepest sorrow that I announce that security officer Kevin Nishita has passed away,” said Mark Neerman, vice president of news and news director, KPIX. “He died protecting one of us, a colleague who shared the violence that took his life. I know you will join me in offering condolences to his family and thanking Kevin for standing up for us all. “

CONTINUE READING: Reporters remember killing security officer Kevin Nishita

Nishita was shot dead while working as a security guard for a KRON television news team while covering a recent robbery of the Prime 356 clothing store on Monday evening.

Oakland Police Department Homicide Investigators released a surveillance photo of a vehicle they believe was used in the attempted robbery in which Nishita was fatally shot.

According to the police, the suspect vehicle is a white 4-door Acura TL from 2004 – 2008 with a sunroof and no license plate on the front.

Suspicious vehicle in fatal shooting of a security guard in Oakland (OPD)

He was a former police officer who worked for the Star Protection Agency California, based in Oakland, leaving behind his wife, two children and three grandchildren.

Nishita was a police officer in San José from 2001 to 2012. During his time there he worked as a detective for gang investigations as well as in the game / vice department.

“We are heartbroken and we mourn retired Sergeant Kevin Nishita of the Colma Police Department. Kevin was part of our San José Police family for eleven years and wore the San José Police badge with great pride, ”said San José Police Chief Anthony Mata. “His infectious smile, passion for serving others, and an unmatched work ethic embodied the best of all of us. As a patrolman, gang detective and human, Kevin has shown courage, kindness and dedication to make San José a better place for everyone. “

A press release from the security firm said Nishita also worked as a police officer with the Oakland Housing Authority and the San Jose, Hayward and Colma Police Department.

“He won the respect and admiration of his peers and the communities in which he served,” the press release said.

The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office also paid tribute to Nishita on social media.

We mourn retired police officer Kevin Nishita, who served our Bay Area community with honor. He was protecting / guarding a local intelligence team when he was senselessly murdered. Today we removed his body from the hospital with all the honors of law enforcement.

– Alameda County Sheriff (@ACSOSheriffs) November 27, 2021

The Colma Police Department Twitter account also posted a tribute.

It is with great sadness that we announce the retirement of Sergeant Kevin Nishita. On November 24, 21, Kevin was shot dead as an armed security guard in Oakland. He was admitted to the local hospital for medical treatment and died from his injuries this morning.

– Colma Police Department (@ColmaPD) November 27, 2021

The San Francisco Police Department also paid tribute on Twitter.

Our hearts go out to the family of Kevin Nishita, a former police officer who was tragically shot while protecting a @ kron4news team. Thank you for your service Kevin Nishita, you will not be forgotten.

– San Francisco Police Department (@SFPD) November 28, 2021

KPIX spoke to two eyewitnesses who saw the shooting on Wednesday and refused to appear on camera.

They said an armed robbery pulled up in front of the TV crew and ordered the news crew and their guard to stand on the ground. According to witness statements, shots were fired a few moments later and the security guard hit.

Authorities said the security guard was shot in the stomach. No further casualties were reported before the riflemen escaped.

Oakland Police posted a video update on social media Wednesday afternoon, saying they had shared the information about the incident with the local media “to make sure they are aware of it and can take appropriate precautions “.

Crime Stoppers of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department are offering a reward resulting in the arrest of the person or persons involved in the fatal shooting and attempted robbery which has grown to $ 27,500.

The police investigation into the case is ongoing. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Oakland Police Department Homicide at (510) 238-3821.

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