2 arrested in connection with death of news crew security guard

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OAKLAND — Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of Kevin Nishita, the security guard shot while he was protecting a KRON 4 news crew in Novem-ber in Oakland, police said Dec. 22.

“We feel strongly we have identified a third suspect as well,” Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong said in a video released by police Dec. 22.

Law enforcement officers are seeking that third suspect now, Armstrong said.

Nishita was shot early in the afternoon of Nov. 24 in the 300 block of 14th Street.

The chief said police are not yet releasing the names of the two people arrested. They were arrested for offenses unrelated to Nishita’s death, such as outstanding warrants. Armstrong said murder charges are coming.

Oakland police seized a white Acura in connection with the shooting, and Armstrong said offic-ers arrested the owner of the car. Police believe the shooting, committed during an attempted robbery, was a crime of opportunity.

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