3 charged in murder of Bay Area TV news guard Kevin Nishita, police say

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The Oakland Police Department announced on Wednesday that the Alameda County District Attorney's Office has charged three people for the murder of Bay Area TV news guard Kevin Nishita.

According to police, two suspects are already in custody and investigators are working to locate the third suspect.

Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong will hold a news conference tomorrow, March 17, 2022, at 1:30 p.m. to discuss the details of this case.

Nishita was shot while protecting a KRON 4 reporter in downtown Oakland on November 24 and died from his injuries days later.

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In December, Chief Armstrong announced that two suspects were taken into custody in connection to the fatal shooting of Nishita.

Chief Armstrong confirmed one of the suspects arrested was the owner of the 2005 White Acura that authorities believe was used in the crime. The chief did not identify either suspect but did confirm both were arrested on unrelated charges.

The department says they have no reason to believe Nishita's murder was anymore more than a crime of opportunity, but expect more clarity once the third suspect is arrested.

"Our investigation continues and I think once we're able to apprehend the third suspect ... I think we'll better understand all of their roles and motives for actually committing the crime," he said.

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"We will forever love you." Family, friends and fellow officers remembered Kevin Nishita as a "caring and courageous" person that always had a joyful spirit.

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