Retired police officer Kevin Nishita was killed after being shot by an assailant(s) who attempted to steal KRON4’s news equipment as they filmed from the scene of a flash mob looting incident in Oakland, CA.
Though the so-called “experts” suggest people shouldn’t call flash mob looting “looting” because it’s allegedly only used to describe “people of color or urban dwellers” who are engaging in such behavior (it’s not), that is indeed exactly what’s been happening at an elevated level especially in states like California over the last couple of weeks.
Unfortunately, things took violent and deadly turns last week when security guard Kevin Nishita, who was providing armed security for KRON4 on behalf of Star Protection Agency, was shot Wednesday as an assailant(s) tried to steal the news crew’s equipment while they were filming from the scene of a prior flash mob looting incident in downtown Oakland. Sadly, Nishita died early Saturday morning:
The victim is Kevin Nishita. He leaves behind a wife, two children and three grandchildren. Nishita worked as an armed guard for Star Protection Agency.
Prior to working as a guard, he served as a police officer at the Oakland Housing Authority, Hayward Police, San Jose Police, and the Colma Police departments.
A reward of $32,500 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.
Understandably, KRON4 reporters were devastated as were law enforcement officers who Nishita worked with in the past:
Kevin Nishita. He was our friend. He was an officer and a gentleman in every sense of the word. I literally texted him yesterday telling him if needs anything let me know. This isn’t fair. There are killers still out there who ripped him from his family . pic.twitter.com/KtZdbzmY23
— Will Tran (@KRON4WTran) November 27, 2021
Words cannot express my heartbreak. Kevin Nishita was a good man who took his job seriously. He kept me and my colleagues safe. He did not deserve this. He and his family will be forever in my prayers. https://t.co/2Eo9Qf4SVv
— Maureen Kelly (@KRON4MKelly) November 27, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of retired Sergeant Kevin Nishita. On 11/24/21, Kevin was shot while providing security as an armed guard in Oakland. He was rushed to a local hospital for medical attention and succumbed to his injuries this morning. pic.twitter.com/ut1jKx4tyi
— Colma Police Department (@ColmaPD) November 27, 2021
We mourn the loss of retired police officer Kevin Nishita who honorably served our Bay Area Community. He was protecting/guarding a local news crew when he was senselessly murdered. Today, we escorted his body from the hospital with full law enforcement honors. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/ZbKRn7J732
— Alameda County Sheriff (@ACSOSheriffs) November 27, 2021
The Oakland police department has released a photo of the alleged vehicle involved in the shooting, which they hope will help them catch the killer:
A reward for information leading to an arrest now stands at $32,500. pic.twitter.com/9itGzfpl74
— Jonathan McCall (@JonathanMcCall) November 27, 2021
Here’s a KRON4 news report on Nishita’s death as well as information about the car police are searching for:
In another violent incident, a security guard was assaulted Wednesday after a flash mob of looters crashed a Nordstrom’s department store at Topanga Mall in Los Angeles:
The attack happened around 6:45 p.m. when a group of five suspects committed a smash-and-grab at the Nordstrom store and ran out with items that included about 7-8 expensive purses. At least one of the suspects was described as wearing an orange wig.
They assaulted and used bear spray on a security guard during the robbery, police say. The security guard was treated by paramedics and is expected to be OK.
The suspects fled in a newer model gray Ford Mustang.
Here’s the report CNN filed on that incident and several others that have taken place in California:
CNN: “Customers are terrified” as “smash-and-grab” robbers target retailers in Democrat-run cities. pic.twitter.com/PmwYM64Ajd
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) November 27, 2021
In another disturbing incident, looters crashed a Home Depot in Lakewood, Ca. Friday and stole items that could potentially be used in other “smash and grab” robberies, like hammers, sledgehammers, and crowbars.
Two Best Buys near Minneapolis were also ransacked by flash mob looters on Friday.
The incidents are too numerous to mention in one piece but they all have one common denominator: The vast majority are happening in Democrat-run cities/states. In California in particular, some are blaming the spike in crimes involving “smash and grabs,” other robberies as well as the rise car break-ins on “woke” District Attorneys who tend to take lenient approaches towards the accused/convicted that other prosecutors have acknowledged have only led to more crimes and more victims.
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