Oakland police want to speak to witness with video connected to shooting of news security guard

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- As Oakland police officers continue to investigate the deadly shooting of a TV news security officer last week, investigators believe a person has cell phone video of the incident and want to speak with them, the department said.

On Nov. 24, security guard Kevin Nishita was working for a KRON 4 news crew when he was shot and killed during an attempted robbery in downtown Oakland.

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Police say this video could potentially provide more information to pursue more leads in the case.

Police are continuing to search for a white Acura TL in the case.

Surveillance image of suspect vehicle Oakland police believe was used in shooting of Ofc. Kevin Nishita (ret.) on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021.

Surveillance image of suspect vehicle Oakland police believe was used in shooting of Ofc. Kevin Nishita (ret.) on Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021.

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Law enforcement honored Nishita as his casket was escorted from the Alameda County Coroner's Office to a Mountain View funeral home yesterday.

The motorcade included officers from Hayward, San Jose and Colma police departments. Nishita worked at all of them before he retired and became a security guard.

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Procession of slain Bay Area TV news security guard and retired officer Kevin Nishita.



A GoFundMe for Nishita's family can be found here.

Anyone with more information that leads to the arrest in the case can receive an award of up to $32,000 from the Oakland Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Oakland.

The video owner and others with more information can contact the Oakland Police Department's Homicide Section at (510) 238-3821.



KGO-TV has contributed to this report.
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