Security Guard For News Crew Shot And Killed In Oakland CA While Covering Mass Looting Story


OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA — A security guard hired to protect a news crew was shot and killed while a suspect tried to steal their camera equipment in Oakland, while they were there to cover a story about the mass looting that has been plaguing the area.

During the incident, the guard was shot in the abdomen.

The KRON4 security guard was identified as Kevin Nishita. He was originally in stable condition following surgery, but passed away Saturday morning.

“We are devastated by the loss of security guard and our friend, Kevin Nishita. Our deepest sympathy goes to Kevin’s wife, his children, his family, and to all his friends and colleagues. This senseless loss of life is due to yet another violent criminal act in the Bay Area. We hope that offering a reward will help lead to the arrest of those responsible so they can face justice for this terrible tragedy,” KRON4’s Vice President and General Manager Jim Rose said in a statement.

Police are searching for a suspect vehicle, which can be seen below.

“It’s been an extremely violent week. We are asking if you were in the area, have a business or live nearby to please check your surveillance footage as you may have captured the crime before, during, or after it occurred,” Oakland police said during a press conference held on Wednesday.

A reward of $32,500 is being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible.

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