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Thread: Bodyguard Kevin Nishita was shot and killed by a robber who attempted to take a news crew's camera while they covered the recent 'smash and grab' robberies in Oakland

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    Bodyguard Kevin Nishita was shot and killed by a robber who attempted to take a news crew's camera while they covered the recent 'smash and grab' robberies in Oakland

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    Ex-police officer Kevin Nishita was guarding the KRON4 crew on Wednesday as they covered a recent Oakland robbery. When someone attempted to steal their camera gear, Nishita attempted to block the assailant but was shot in the lower abdomen.

    He was taken to a hospital in critical condition, while a bystander was treated for shrapnel wounds.

    Police attributed the attack to ?an extremely violent week? in Oakland and urged those with knowledge of the incident to come forward. The station is also offering a $32,500 reward for any information leading to an arrest.

    ?This senseless loss of life is due to yet another violent criminal act in the Bay Area,? KRON4?s vice president Jim Rose said in a statement. ?We hope that offering a reward will help lead to the arrest of those responsible so they can face justice for this terrible tragedy.?

    Local outlets in the area have repeatedly used security guards while out on field assignments due to a spate of thieves targeting camera equipment, ABC7 reported.

    Businesses in the Bay Area are also reportedly beefing up security after a string of high-profile robberies, including smash-and-grab jobs at a Louis Vuitton store in popular Union Square and a Nordstrom in Walnut Creek.

    Police believe the recent string of robberies may be related, and San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin said his office has charged nine people with felonies related to the thefts.

    Nishita previously worked with Star Protection Agency, one of the largest private security firms on the West Coast, and was honored by the Alameda Sheriff?s Office for his past service as a police officer.

    Tributes poured in from KRON4 reporters and others who knew Nishita, many of whom praised his kindness and condemned the senseless violence that took his life.

    ?He died protecting one of our own, a colleague reporting on the very violence that took his life,? said Mark Neerman, the director of local affiliate KPIX5, for which Nishita previously worked. ?I know you join me in sending condolences to his family and in sending thanks to Kevin for standing up for us all.?

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    I saw the reporter tweet about this. There have been TONS of smash and grab incidents with mobs lately in CA. Everywhere, it seems. It's out of control. They even hit up a Home Depot top grab hammers and other items first before heading to Rodeo Drive to smash and grab there. It's insanity. It's a new trend.
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    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
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