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    OAKLAND (KPIX) — The family of slain retired police officer Kevin Nishita are speaking out as Oakland leaders try to address the rise in violent crimes and killings in the city where he was fatally shot while on duty. The Nishita family is concerned about the lack arrests connected to the killing of their loved one. “He’s still giving even though he’s not here,” said Virginia Nishita. Nine days have passed since Kevin Nishita was fatally shot on the streets of Oakland, while working as a guard protecting a KRON-TV news crew..   “He didn’t deserve this. We wish he could come home,” said his son Enrique Serrano. On Friday, Oakland’s homicide count reached 129 for the year. Oakland mayor Libby Schaaf along with east Oakland council members Treva Reid and Loren Taylor are pushing hard to add more officers by spending $5.8 million, a move they say would help fill 60 vacant positions and get the total number of officers above 730, which the city council has already approved. “There is nothing progressive about unbridled gun violence,” Schaaf said....
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- The family of Kevin Nashita, the TV news security guard that was fatally shot in Oakland during an attempted robbery, is seeking help from the public. They ask that anyone people with video connected to the shooting to hand it over to the Oakland Police Department.Nishita was shot while guarding a KRON 4 News reporter in Oakland last week.RELATED: Oakland police want to speak to witness with video connected to shooting of news security guardNishita's family says the video would help the family find closure and justice for Kevin."He was my everything," said Virginia Nishita, Kevin's wife. "We would watch a TV series and after awhile we would become the characters. He would call me, and he would call me the name from whatever series we were watching, just to make it fun. And we always had date night once a week."RELATED: Former colleague remembers TV news security guard killed in armed robbery attempt in OaklandPolice are searching for a white 2004 to 2008 Acura TL.There is a $32,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.See...
    DENVER (CBS4) – After patrolling Denver’s Union Station for nearly two years, private security guard Matt Fleming had a dire warning this week for commuters catching trains and buses at the RTD transit hub. “There’s significant risks to the public right now,” said Fleming. “It’s not conducive for regular paying customers to be down here and use the service and rely on RTD as a mode of transportation and it really sucks.” (credit: CBS) Weary from breaking up constant fights in the Union Station bus terminal, rousting the homeless and watching an unending series of drug deals go down, Fleming told CBS4, “It’s not the same as it used to be.” Denver crime statistics bear that out. The Union Station neighborhood is consistently the second most crime-ridden neighborhood in Denver according to Denver’s official crime mapping. For the most recent month available — Oct. 30 through Nov. 30, 2021 — there were about 70 crimes reported on the east and west sides of Union Station ranging from armed assaults to drug dealing to thefts. (credit: CBS) On a recent pre-dawn...
    This is the moment armed robbers nonchalantly walked into a restaurant in California and stole a woman's watch at gunpoint. The shocking footage is from a Hot Wings Café on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, and shows a young couple tucking into a meal at a small table when a pair of masked men descend on them. One of the men struts up to the table brandishing a pistol, while the other circles behind the couple and leans over the male victim's shoulder, appearing to whisper something in his ear. He promptly takes off his watch and hands it over to the armed man, before his female companion follows suit. The robbery lasted all of 10 seconds and was conducted with total calm, as though the group were sharing a simple conversation in a crowded restaurant. The incident, which took place on October 16 according to the LAPD, came to light in the wake of last week's Black Friday lootings, in which businesses and individuals across the state were robbed.   The restaurant owner's son said the bandits were 'in and...
    A fundraiser and trust fund has been set up for the family of security guard and former police officer Kevin Nishita, who died Saturday after being shot in Oakland during an attempted robbery earlier in the week. As of Sunday, the fundraiser has 167 donations and had brought in over $13,000. Several friends and former colleagues of Nishita’s wrote comments along with their contribution. The GoFundMe was set up by longtime friend Scott Lawrie. “Kevin always brought joy and would instantly light up the room with his smile!” wrote Beth Minor, who said she knew Nishita from college. “My deepest condolences to his family.” Nishita, an employee of Star Protection Agency who was guarding a KRON4 news crew on Wednesday, was shot at the 300 block of 14th Street when assailants tried to steal the station’s camera equipment. Those who would like to contribute to Nishita’s trust fund can also send money to Metropolitan Bank at 381 8th Street, Oakland, CA, 94607 with “Kevin Nishita Trust Fund” as the recipient, multiple news agencies reported. Any Metropolitan Bank branch will also...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Sunday afternoon Oakland police tweeted that they will have additional staffing to address the increase in violent crime within the city. That staffing will include "tactical teams to support patrol officers who are responding to armed caravans, illegal sideshows, and other violent crimes."This comes less than a week after security guard and former police officer Kevin Nishita, was shot as he guarded a television reporter. Nishita later died from his injuries.Saturday's video shows Kevin Nishita's casket draped in an American flag and wheeled to an Alameda County Coroner's van."When I heard he was in the hospital I was like well of course he's going to be okay," said San Francisco Park Ranger Jayel Whitted.RELATED: Former colleague remembers TV news security guard killed in armed robbery attempt in Oakland EMBED More News Videos On Wednesday, Kevin Nishita was helping to guard a KRON4 news crew reporting on crime, when he became a victim of one himself. But sadly Nishita died early Saturday morning from the gunshot he sustained as he guarded a KRON4 News reporter during an...
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- Oakland police are investigating a Sunday afternoon homicide near Lake Merritt that happened when a man was shot confronting someone trying to burglarize his car.The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Grand Avenue. Police are still looking for the shooter, who fled in his own car.Police ask anyone with information about the incident contact the Oakland Police Department's homicide unit at (510) 238-3821. Crime Stoppers of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department are offering a reward up to $10,000 leading to the arrest of the suspect.The shooting death is Oakland 127th of the year, and happened just hours after Oakland police officials announced the department will add tactical teams to address the recent uptick in violent crime in the city.RELATED: 'Cars shot up, homes shot up:' Oakland police chief laments violence in his city"Several tactical teams will support the patrol officers who are responding to armed caravans, illegal sideshows and other violent crimes. The tactical teams are highly skilled in de-escalating incidents," police said on social media Sunday afternoon.A security guard was fatally...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (CBS13/AP) — A security guard has died after he was shot while he protected a San Francisco Bay Area television news crew covering a smash-and-grab theft, part of a rash of organized retail crime in the region. “We are devastated by the loss of the security guard and our friend, Kevin Nishita. Our deepest sympathy goes to Kevin’s wife, his children, his family, and to all his friends and colleagues,” KRON-TV’s vice president and general manager, Jim Rose, said in a statement issued Saturday. READ MORE: Anne Rudin, One Of Sacramento's First Women To Be Elected Mayor, DiesNishita was an armed guard for Star Protection Agency and provided security for television news crews in the region, who are often targeted by robbers for their equipment. He was shot in the abdomen during an attempted robbery of KRON-TV’s camera equipment near downtown Oakland on Wednesday, police said. The news crew was covering a recent robbery where a group of thieves broke in and stole from a clothing store. A reward of $32,500 is being offered for information that leads...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — Kevin Nishita made a difference in a lot of people’s lives — as a police officer, a security guard, a family man and as a friend. He dedicated his life to the safety and well-being of others, including the news team at KPIX and other Bay Area TV stations. “He was a part of our news family. The loss is just tremendous,” said KPIX reporter Maria Cid Medina on Saturday. “It hurts to say, ‘was.’ He was just the kindest man,” said KPIX reporter Andria Borba. Kevin Nishita, a retired police officer working as a security guard, died early Saturday morning from a gunshot wound he suffered during an attempted robbery and shooting Wednesday Nishita died Saturday morning after he was shot on Wednesday during an attempted armed robbery. He was working as a security guard for a KRON-TV news crew on location in Oakland at the time. Journalists from every broadcast news operation in the city have shared their reactions on social media, offering condolences and heartfelt wishes. “The entire TV market is feeling the...
    Kevin Nishita, a security guard for KRON4 a local San Francisco TV news station, was shot in the abdomen earlier this week during an attempted robbery, has passed away. Nishita was serving as security for a news crew on assignment in Oakland, CA. On Wednesday, when they were covering a smash-and-grab robbery at Prime 356 clothing store on 14th Street, thieves attempted to steal the crew’s equipment. As Nishita stepped in, the armed robbers shot him in the abdomen. Local TV station KPIX5 spoke to witnesses who said, “An armed robbery crew pulled up on the television crew and ordered the news crew and their guard to get on the ground.” This was when Nishita intervened and was subsequently shot. KRON-TV’s vice president and general manager, Jim Rose expressed his condolences, “We are devastated by the loss of security guard and our friend, Kevin Nishita. Our deepest sympathy goes to Kevin’s wife, his children, his family, and to all his friends and colleagues,” he said in a statement Saturday. “This senseless loss of life is due to yet another...
    SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — Kevin Nishita made a difference in a lot of people’s lives — as a police officer, a security guard, a family man and as a friend. He dedicated his life to the safety and well-being of others, including the news team at KPIX and other Bay Area TV stations. “He was a part of our news family. The loss is just tremendous,” said KPIX reporter Maria Cid Medina on Saturday. Nishita died Saturday morning after he was shot on Wednesday during an attempted armed robbery. He was working as a security guard for a KRON-TV news crew on location in Oakland at the time. A trust fund has been set up to help Kevin’s family. If you want to donate: Kevin Nishita Trust Fund Metropolitan Bank 381 8th Street Oakland, CA 94607 Deposits can be made at any Metropolitan Bank
    Smash-and-grab looters targeted stores across the country ahead of Thanksgiving and over Black Friday weekend, robbing stores of thousands of dollars in merchandise and even leaving one California security guard dead as he tried to protect a news crew that was reporting on the crimes.  "We tried to stop them," Home Depot employee Luis Romo told FOX 11 of a "flash mob" targeting the store in Lakewood, California, on Black Friday. "We closed the front entrance and they put their sledgehammers up and whoever got in the way, they were going to hurt them." The group of eight robbers stole hammers, crowbars and other tools, swiping about $400 worth of merchandise. Such tools have been used in other smash-and-grab robberies in the state, including in a Nordstrom in Walnut Creek, California, last week.  LA THIEVES ATTACK SECURITY GUARD IN CALIFORNIA'S LATEST SMASH-AND-GRAB The robbers reportedly fled in cars waiting in the parking lot. Police stopped a car with no plates later that night and detained four individuals who may be tied to the robbery.  A group of five suspects stole...
    (CNN)A security guard on assignment for a San Francisco Bay area news crew died Saturday after being shot in an attempted robbery three days earlier, police said.Kevin Nishita was working security on Wednesday afternoon for a news crew covering a story in downtown Oakland when someone attempted to rob the crew and Nishita was shot, according to Oakland Police.Groups of thieves target two more high-end stores in CaliforniaSan Francisco news station KRON4 said Nishita had been working security for one of its crews."We are devastated by the loss of security guard and our friend, Kevin Nishita. Our deepest sympathy goes to Kevin's wife, his children, his family, and to all his friends and colleagues. "This senseless loss of life is due to yet another violent criminal act in the Bay Area. We hope that offering a reward will help lead to the arrest of those responsible so they can face justice for this terrible tragedy," KRON4's Vice President and General Manager Jim Rose said in a statement emailed to CNN.Read MoreIn a post to Twitter Saturday, Oakland Police said a...
    Investigators with Oakland Police Department's Homicide Section are asking anyone with information to contact them at (510) 238-3426. Nishita leaves behind a wife, two children, and three grandchildren. Prior to working as a security guard, Nishita served as a police officer at the Oakland Housing Authority, Hayward Police, San Jose Police, and the Colma Police departments. Tributes poured in from police departments in the area. "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," the Colma Police Department said on social media. 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 (@Colma Police Department) 1638041986 The San Jose Police...
    A security guard who was shot during an attempted armed robbery while working alongside California’s KRON4 news crew has died from his injuries, the outlet reported Saturday. The victim’s name is Kevin Nishita, and he left behind his wife, two children, and three grandchildren. Nishita was an armed security guard for Star Protection Agency and was a former policeman. UPDATE: The victim is Kevin Nishita. He leaves behind a wife, two children and three grandchildren. He worked as an armed guard for Star Protection Agency and is a former Police officer. https://t.co/kiNB1tiL6n pic.twitter.com/bOX8y4LxC2 — KRON4 News (@kron4news) November 27, 2021 A $32,500 reward has been offered for information resulting in an arrest. The outlet said, “The KRON4 crew was covering a story on Wednesday about a recent robbery where 12 thieves wearing masks and hoods raided a clothing store on the 300 block of 14th Street,” adding that at 12:20 p.m. Wednesday, an assailant attempted to steal KRON4’s camera equipment, according to police.” The armed guard was shot in his lower abdomen. The reporter did not suffer any injuries. OPD...
    A security guard has died after he was shot while he protected a San Francisco Bay Area television news crew covering a smash-and-grab theft, part of a rash of organized retail crime in the region. "We are devastated by the loss of security guard and our friend, Kevin Nishita. Our deepest sympathy goes to Kevin’s wife, his children, his family, and to all his friends and colleagues," KRON-TV’s vice president and general manager, Jim Rose, said in a statement issued Saturday. A security guard protecting a San Francisco television news crew was shot Wednesday during an attempted armed robbery, authorities said.  (KTVU) The former police officer was an armed guard for Star Protection Agency and provided security for many reporters in the region. He was shot in the abdomen during an attempted robbery of KRON-TV’s camera equipment near downtown Oakland on Wednesday, police said. FROM MOB LOOTING IN SAN FRANCISCO TO DEATHS IN WAUKESHA THESE SHOCKING CRIMES SHOULD BE A WAKE-UP CALL The news crew was covering a recent robbery where a group of thieves broke in and stole...
    A SECURITY guard who was shot earlier this week in Oakland has now died, cops have said. Kevin Nishita, a retired police officer, was working with a news crew when he was shot during an attempted robbery on November 24, according to the Alameda Country Sheriff’s Office. 4A $27,500 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrestCredit: KPIX CBS SF 4Kevin Nishita was a retired cop who was working as a security guard when he was shotCredit: Colma Police Department/Twitter The Oakland police department said in a written statement to ABC7 News: "This unfortunate loss of life marks the City of Oakland's 126th life lost to violence. “This death is now being investigated by the Oakland Police Department's Homicide Section." The shooting occurred on 14th Street near Webster while Nishita was working for KRON. He was rushed to hospital and was initially said to be in a stable condition. Homicide investigators with the Oakland Police Department released a surveillance photo of a vehicle they believe was used in the attempted robbery where Nishita was fatally shot. Most read...
    An Oakland security guard has died from a bullet wound he suffered after the retired cop was shot while he protected reporters at the scene of an armed robbery in the crime-ravaged Bay Area  Kevin Nishita, a father of two and grandfather of three, was on assignment to guard the KRON4 team as it was reporting on the latest smash-and-grab raid in California on Wednesday when a robber targeted the TV crew for their cameras.  Nishita, a former police officer, confronted one of 12 masked robbers to protect the reporters, and the thief shot him in the lower abdomen. He was rushed to Highland Hospital to undergo surgery, but died on Saturday morning.  KRON4, its parent company Nexstar Media Inc., Nishita's employer Star Protection Agency and the Oakland Police Department have issued a $32,500 reward for information on the suspects.  'We are devastated by the loss of security guard and our friend, Kevin Nishita,' KRON4's Vice President Jim Rose said in a statement. 'This senseless loss of life is due to yet another violent criminal act in the Bay Area.'  The...
    OAKLAND, Calif. -- A retired police officer who was shot while working as a security guard for a television news crew in Oakland has died, authorities said Saturday.Kevin Nishita was working with KRON4 employees when he was shot during an attempted robbery on Nov. 24, according to the Alameda County Sheriff's Office."This unfortunate loss of life marks the City of Oakland's 126th life lost to violence," the Oakland Police Department said in a statement. "This death is now being investigated by the Oakland Police Department's Homicide Section." 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, 2021After being shot, Nishita was transported to a hospital where he was initially listed in stable condition.Local media outlets routinely employ retired or off-duty police officers as security guards who accompany reporters and videographers.Thieves have sometimes targeted news crews and stolen camera equipment.The...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Hours after news surfaced that a beloved security guard who was shot while working with a local TV news station covering a recent burglary in downtown Oakland had died, police released a surveillance photo of a suspect vehicle in the shooting. KPIX 5 Learned early Saturday morning that the guard — Kevin Nishita — had died from his injuries. Nishita had worked protecting KPIX 5 news crews in the past. READ MORE: UPDATE: 2 Men Shot Outside South Bay High School Football Playoff Game“It is with the deepest sadness that I let you know security guard Kevin Nishita has passed away,” said Mark Neerman, VP of News and News Director at KPIX 5. “He died protecting one of our own, a colleague reporting on the very violence that took his life. I know you join me in sending condolences to his family and in sending thanks to Kevin for standing up for us all.” Nishita was working as a security guard for a KRON television news crew at the time reporting on a recent smash-and-grab robbery...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A security guard has died after he was shot while he protected a San Francisco Bay Area television news crew covering a smash-and-grab theft, part of a rash of organized retail crime in the region. “We are devastated by the loss of security guard and our friend, Kevin Nishita. Our deepest sympathy goes to Kevin’s wife, his children, his family, and to all his friends and colleagues,” KRON-TV’s vice president and general manager, Jim Rose, said in a statement issued Saturday. The former police officer was an armed guard for Star Protection Agency and provided security for many reporters in the region. He was shot in the abdomen during an attempted robbery of KRON-TV’s camera equipment near downtown Oakland on Wednesday, police said. The news crew was covering a recent robbery where a group of thieves broke in and stole from a clothing store. A reward of $32,500 is being offered for information that leads to an arrest in Nishita’s killing. “This senseless loss of life is due to yet another violent criminal act...
    OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- A security guard who was shot in Oakland earlier this week has died, according to Bay Area TV news station, KRON 4 News.The security guard working with a news crew when he was shot during what police say was an attempted robbery on November 24.His identity is not yet confirmed.The Oakland police department told ABC7 News in a written statement:"This unfortunate loss of life marks the City of Oakland's 126th life lost to violence. This death is now being investigated by the Oakland Police Department's Homicide Section."The shooting happened on 14th street near Webster while the guard was working for KRON.Investigators are looking for help to find the shooter, and a reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest.Local media outlets, including ABC7 News, routinely use security guards to accompany reporters and photographers.Thieves have been targeted news crews for camera equipment.Crime Stoppers of Oakland and the Oakland Police Department are offering a $27,500 reward for information leading to an arrest.
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A beloved security guard who was shot while working with a local TV news station covering a recent burglary in downtown Oakland has died. KPIX 5 Learned early Saturday morning that the guard — Kevin Nishita — had died from his injuries. Nishita had worked protecting KPIX 5 news crews in the past. READ MORE: UPDATE: 2 Men Shot Outside South Bay High School Football Playoff Game“It is with the deepest sadness that I let you know security guard Kevin Nishita has passed away,” said Mark Neerman, VP of News and News Director at KPIX 5. “He died protecting one of our own, a colleague reporting on the very violence that took his life. I know you join me in sending condolences to his family and in sending thanks to Kevin for standing up for us all.” Nishita was working as a security guard for a KRON television news crew at the time reporting on a recent smash-and-grab robbery at the clothing store Prime 356 that happened Monday night. He was a former police officer who works for...
    OAKLAND — A security guard who was shot during an attempted robbery while accompanying a KRON-TV Channel 4 news crew has died from injuries, authorities said. The guard, whose identity has not been released, died Saturday morning at Highland Hospital and was taken to the Alameda County Coroner’s Office in a caravan that included police from San Jose, Hayward and Colma, where the victim had previously worked as an officer, authorities said. The KRON4 news crew had been covering a recent robbery of a clothing store on the 300 block of 14th Street in Oakland on Wednesday when an assailant tried to steal the station’s camera equipment. The guard was shot during the ensuing attempted robbery, suffering a lower abdomen injury. A reward of $32,500 has been offered to anyone with information on the shooting. KRON4, its parent company and the security guard’s employer all made contributions to the reward amount.
    CANOGA PARK, Calif. (KGO) -- The Los Angeles Police Department has promised to put more police on the streets to combat the concerning trend of organized retail crime at major shopping centers.RELATED: Experts caution use of 'looting' in describing rash of Bay Area smash and grabsThe latest incident was a brazen robbery targeting the Nordstrom store at the Westfield Topanga Mall in Canoga Park, Calif. In this case, the thieves didn't have to 'smash' in order to grab.RELATED: Expert explains why stolen merchandise doesn't always end up being returned to retail storesThe suspects raced in through an open door and grabbed expensive merchandise while customers were shopping, according to police.RELATED: SF Louis Vuitton theft: Prior criminal history revealed in suspects' 1st court appearance"Seeing what happened in Northern California, where we had a series of jurisdictions around the San Francisco Bay Area have an excess of 20 or 30 attempted burglaries and these flash mobs that arrived," said Michel Moore, chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, "we immediately acted recognizing the impact this is having on retailers and a sense...
    Smash-and-grab thieves were at it again in California on the eve of Thanksgiving.  A group of five suspects stole about $25,000 in expensive purses from a Nordstrom store in the Westfield Topanga mall in Los Angeles Wednesday evening. They assaulted and used bear spray on a security guard during the smash-and-grab, police said.  "It’s unfortunate because these people that are here are just trying to shop for the holidays [and] for their families," said LAPD Deputy Chief Alen Hamilton, according to CBS LA. "We’ve deployed extra officers here. It just so happened that this was one part of the mall where they were able to get in and get out, even with our officers being deployed here." NEWSOM TELLS CALIFORNIA MAYORS TO 'STEP UP' AFTER MOB OF LOOTERS MAKE SIX-FIGURE NORDSTROM HEIST The police force deployed extra officers to the mall following a series of mob theft attacks in the state in recent days, but the thieves targeted the Nordstrom at a moment when no officers were around, the outlet reported.  A Nordstrom store in the Westfield Topanga mall...
    Police in LA responded to a smash and grab robbery at a Nordstrom in Canoga Park on Wednesday night that resulted in the theft of dozens of expensive handbags. The robbery occurred at 7pm on the eve of Thanksgiving and left a security guard injured. It is not known how many people took part in the raid - which is the latest example of looting in California amid weak misdemeanor theft laws. The robbery (not pictured) occurred at 7pm on the eve of Thanksgiving and left a security guard injured. 
    Authorities in Los Angeles responded Wednesday to a robbery at a Nordstrom location in Canoga Park that resulted in the theft of expensive purses, reports said. The brazen robbery occurred at about 7 p.m.-- while people were getting in their last-minute shopping before Thanksgiving. A security guard was sprayed in the face with an unknown substance during the incident. Fox 11 reported that the incident occurred at the Westfield Topanga & The Village at about 7 p.m. The report said the security guard is expected to be OK. The five suspects reportedly took off in a gray Ford Mustang. The robbery sparked a major police response. ABC 7 reported that up to eight expensive purses were stolen in the robbery. One suspect was wearing an orange wig, the report said. VideoEarlier this week, a group of thieves smashed windows with a sledgehammer and other tools at a luxury mall in the city. Officers pursued an SUV involved in the crime. The chase ended in South Los Angeles and three people were taken into custody, Officer Drake Madison said.  Last weekend, In...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A security guard working with a local news station covering a recent burglary was shot in Oakland Wednesday afternoon during an attempted armed robbery, according to police. At around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers were called to the 300 block of 14th Street in response to reports of a shooting. READ MORE: Details, Video Emerge In San Francisco Police Fatal Shooting Of Ajmal Amani In SoMa Residential HotelThe shooting victim was a security guard who was with a KRON television news crew at the time reporting on a recent smash-and-grab robbery at the clothing store Prime 356 that happened Monday night. The security guard is a former police officer who works for the Star Protection Agency California, based in Oakland. KPIX spoke with two eyewitnesses who did not want to appear on camera. They said an armed robbery crew pulled up on the television crew and ordered the news crew and their guard to get on the ground. According to witnesses, moments later, shots were fired and the guard was hit. Authorities said the guard was hit...
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Police are responding to a possible smash-and-grab robbery at the Nordstroms store at the Westfield Topanga mall in Canoga Park. Around 7:00 p.m. approximately five suspects went into the Nordstrom’s location at the Topanga mall and stole seven to eight high-end purses according to the LAPD. READ MORE: Kings Help Grow The Sport Of Hockey With Youth Camps In Mexico CityThere were no broken windows because the store was still open. LAPD is still investigation on the scene. READ MORE: LeBron James Rallies Lakers Past Pacers 124-116 After SuspensionThey sprayed a security guard with an unknown chemical, the police did not say whether or not it was pepper spray. The suspects got away in a Ford Mustang. The security guard is okay and was treated at the scene. LAPD said they had extra patrols at the mall but the suspects picked a moment where there were no cops around. MORE NEWS: Five Injured In Crash On Freeway In Sylmar AreaThis is part of an emerging trend over the last couple of weeks involving smash-and-grab robberies at...
    An armed security guard hired to protect a San Francisco television news crew on assignment was shot Wednesday during an attempted armed robbery, the news outlet said. The KRON4 crew was in Oakland covering a story on a recent smash-and-grab robbery when shots were fired around 12:20 p.m. and he was struck.  The unidentified guard was recovering at a hospital where he underwent surgery and remains in stable but critical condition, Jim Rose, the vice president and general manager for the news station, told Fox News.  CALIFORNIA NORDSTROM RANSACKED BY 80 LOOTERS IN SKI MASKS WITH CROWBARS AND WEAPONS: WITNESS  A security guard protecting a San Francisco television news crew was shot Wednesday during an attempted armed robbery, authorities said.  (KTVU) "Our reporter was not physically injured but is understandably shaken," Rose said. "At KRON 4, the safety of our personnel is our top priority which is why we assign security to reporters when working in the field." "Most importantly, our thoughts and prayers are with the security guard and his family and we wish him a complete recovery,"...
    OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A security guard working with a local news station was shot in Oakland’s Chinatown Wednesday afternoon, prompting a police investigation. Minutes before 1 p.m. Wednesday, officers were on the 300 block of 14th Avenue, responding to reports of a shooting. READ MORE: Sonoma County Serial Sexual Predator Sentenced To 90 Years In PrisonLater, news sources confirmed that the victim was a security guard who was with a news crew at the time. READ MORE: Video: Oakland Police Asks For Public’s Help Finding Dozens Of Suspects In Brazen Store BurglaryOfficers took the victim to a nearby hospital. His condition was unknown as of press time. One of our dearest security guards was shot while protecting a TV news crew from another station today. Our hearts are with him. ????????❤️https://t.co/MTeduEkgIe — Maria Cid Medina (@MariaKPIX) November 24, 2021 The area is a few blocks away from the scene of a smash-and-grab robbery overnight at the clothing store Prime 356. Police were looking for several suspects Wednesday. MORE NEWS: Woman Found Dead in Tracy Apartment,...
    OAKLAND — A security guard with a television news crew was shot during an attempted robbery downtown on Wednesday, police said. The shooting happened around 12:20 p.m. in the 300 block of 14th Street, just west of Webster Street, police said. When officers responded to the area, they found at least a man conscious and breathing and suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper abdomen. The man who was shot went to a hospital. His condition was not immediately known. Authorities said he was in surgery. It was not immediately known which television station the security guard was with.  The crew was apparently doing a follow up story to a large burglary that happened about 11:15 p.m. Monday at the Prime 356 boutique on 14th street and was filming outside the store when the suspects attacked them, authorities said Some people in the area reported hearing multiple gunshots. Police did not immediately release any information on suspects. For information leading to the arrest of a suspect, police are offering up to $7,500 in reward money.   Anyone with information may...
    Fresh Take Florida/WUFTCapitolNew details are emerging about the newest dozen police officers lauded by Gov. Ron DeSantis for moving to central Florida from New York City to escape what the governor described as low morale and a lack of support from Democratic politicians there. The new hires include one previously fired as a Walmart Inc. security guard, one with only three years of experience who demanded more than double his salary and others with mysterious gaps in their resumes. One said he mistakenly checked a box on his employment application indicating he illegally used marijuana recently – then said he actually never did. Two failed to disclose on their Lakeland applications they had been disciplined over minor matters by the NYPD. Another worked on the NYPD's notorious anti-crime units. Plainclothes officers in unmarked cars in those units targeted violent crime with car stops and frisks in minority neighborhoods and were involved in controversial shootings of civilians. The police commissioner there disbanded the teams and reassigned those officers last year after high profile incidents. In one incident, the newly hired...
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Outside a Shiite shrine in Kabul, four armed Taliban fighters stood guard on a recent Friday as worshippers filed in for weekly prayers. Alongside them was a guard from Afghanistan’s mainly Shiite Hazara minority, an automatic rifle slung over his shoulder. It was a sign of the strange, new relationship brought by the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. The Taliban, Sunni hard-liners who for decades targeted the Hazaras as heretics, are now their only protection against a more brutal enemy: the Islamic State group. Sohrab, the Hazara guard standing watch over the Abul Fazl al-Abbas Shrine, told The Associated Press that he gets along fine with the Taliban guards. “They even pray in the mosque sometimes,” he said, giving only his first name for security reasons. Not everyone feels so comfortable. Syed Aqil, a young Hazara visiting the ornate shrine along with his wife and 8-month-old daughter, was disturbed that many of the Taliban still wear their traditional garb — the look of a jihadi insurgent — rather than a police uniform. “We can’t even...
    A California security guard stabbed a grocery store customer after he allegedly became violent when employees asked the man to wear a mask, according to police. Witnesses on the scene said the victim entered the Vons supermarket in Santa Monica, California, and staff requested he put on a face mask, which caused him to become “belligerent” and assault the employee. This altercation between the employee and the man led the security guard to intervene, which caused the scene to get bloody. Police say the security guard tried to escort the customer out of the store, but a struggle and fight ensued between the two. As the security guard and customer struggled, the guard produced a pocket knife and then reportedly stabbed the victim multiple times. “When somebody came up to break it up, pull them apart, but then that guy was bleeding profusely, where [the guard] gotten him,” said witness Andre Berryman. The security guard reported the incident to 911 and claimed the stabbing was self-defense. “So that was pretty much what happened. It was all behind him not wearing a mask,” Berryman added....
    Armando Ulloa is a security guard for the Los Angeles Rams. He is also a veteran, who served in Iraq to protect our country.Twenty-two veterans die every day by suicide related to PTSD. Ulloa joined local sky-diving organization Operation Jump 22 and took to the skies to raise awareness of veterans' mental health."If we can save one veteran, we did our job," he said.Curt Sandoval went along with Ulloa for the sky-high dive. Watch his report above.WATCH | LA County helps feed veterans and their families with food driveEMBED More News Videos Volunteers in Long Beach showed their appreciation for veterans on Thursday by hosting a food drive.
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chanting Jemel Roberson's name, family and activists marched to Daley Plaza Thursday afternoon on the three-year anniversary of the south suburban security guard's death.Among those marching was his 2-year-old daughter, Justice, who he never got to meet."It's definitely hard, raising her," said Roberson's partner, Avontea Boose. "But I do what I have to."Roberson was killed on Nov. 11, 2018 outside Manny's Blue Room in Robbins. He was working as a security guard that night when a shooting erupted inside the nightclub. Roberson managed to take custody of the shooter and was pointing a weapon at him when police arrived on scene.In the confusion, one of those officers shot Roberson, believing him to be the gunman. That officer was on administrative leave for nearly two years, until late last year when Kim Foxx's office decided not to charge him, citing testimony that Roberson failed to acknowledge repeated calls to drop his weapon before being shot.But because the case never got to court, the family has continued searching for answers as to how everything unfolded. They said they hope...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- Chanting Jemel Roberson's name, family and activists marched to Daley Plaza Thursday afternoon on the three-year anniversary of the South Suburban security guard's death.Among those marching was his 2-year-old daughter, Justice, who he never got to meet."It's definitely hard, raising her," said Roberson's partner, Avontea Boose. "But I do what I have to."Roberson was killed on Nov. 11, 2018 outside Manny's Blue Room in Midlothian. He was working as a security guard that night when a shooting erupted inside the nightclub. Roberson managed to take custody of the shooter and was pointing a weapon at him when police arrived on scene.In the confusion, one of those officers shot Roberson, believing him to be the gunman. That officer was on administrative leave for nearly two years, until late last year when Kim Foxx's office decided not to charge him, citing testimony that Roberson failed to acknowledge repeated calls to drop his weapon before being shot.But because the case never got to court, the family has continued searching for answers as to how everything unfolded. They said they hope...
    Darius Williams, an Astroworld security guard who quit the morning of the festival over to safety concerns, spoke out on the fatal concert while on CNN’s New Day Thursday. Brianna Keilar opened the segment by explaining that two people remain in critical condition following the crowd surge that left eight dead and hundreds injured during Travis Scott’s performance at the Astroworld Festival. Williams explained that while he noticed a heavy police presence when he arrived at the festival, he still did not think enough officers were deployed considering how many fans were expected to attend the concert. “Then once I was dropped off at my station, it just didn’t seem secure or safe,” added Williams, who was stationed at the front gate. “So for the safety of myself, I just decided it would be best to leave for the day.” He went on to share that guards and festival staff were not given much instruction on their roles or duties despite having an orientation the day before Astroworld began. “I had heard some other people mentioning online and in-person that there was a plan...
    A WAVE of “satanic” crackpot conspiracy theories circulated on Tiktok in the wake of the Astroworld Festival tragedy. Rapper Travis Scott was performing in front of around 50,000 concert-goers in Houston on November 5 when the crowd surged near the front of the stage. 4A wave of conspiracy theories have been uploaded onto platforms such as TikTok following the Astroworld festival tragedyCredit: AP 4More than 300 people were injured following the stampede on November 5Credit: AP Eight people died following the stampede, with the youngest victim being a 14-year-old schoolboy.  More than 300 others were also injured. At least 23 people were hospitalized, five of whom were under 18. Eleven of those taken to hospital suffered cardiac arrest. Concertgoer Arturo Sanchez, 23, said he was "crushed at the bottom of a human pile" during the gig and reportedly less than a minute away from death when a woman he never met before saved his life. Travis was left devastated by what had transpired but a slew of lawsuits have been filed.  Following the tragedy, rumors circulated that a security guard...
    Houston's police chief said a security guard at rapper Travis Scott's Astroworld festival, where eight people died last week, says he was hit on the head before passing out, not injected as was previously suggested. Troy Finner, the police chief, retracted his earlier statement during a news conference on Wednesday. “His story’s not consistent with that (being injected)," Finner said. "He says he was struck on his head, he went unconscious ... he woke up in the security tent. He says that no one injected drugs in him. So we want to clear that part up ." ONE UNCONSCIOUS HOUSTON CONCERTGOER HAD NECK PRICK 'SIMILAR' TO INJECTION: POLICE CHIEF Finner made his earlier assertion about the security guard on Saturday. At the time, he said medical personnel used Narcan , commonly used to reverse the effects of opioid overdoses, to revive the guard. "When he was examined [and] he went unconscious, they administered Narcan. He was revived, and the medical staff did notice a prick that was similar to a prick that you would...
    A security guard working at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival in Houston, where at least eight people died and hundreds more were seriously injured, was not in fact jabbed with a needle containing opioids, as was initially reported by authorities, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said at a news conference on Wednesday. On Saturday, Finner told reporters that medical staff had treated the guard with Narcan, a drug used to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, and said that emergency responders had observed what appeared to be a needle mark on the unnamed guard’s neck. But Finner today walked back that claim, saying that investigators managed to track down the security guard in question, who told police that “no one had injected drugs in him.” Contrary to previous reports, the guard said he “was struck in his head,” according to Finner, after which the guard “went unconscious” and “woke up in the security tent.” Multiple festival-goers who were injured at the event, as well as the families of the deceased, have filed lawsuits against Scott and the festival organizers, who...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A 43-year-old security guard is charged with murder after Philadelphia police say he shot and killed a 29-year-old man near LOVE Park Tuesday evening. Gregory Thomas, 43, is charged with murder and other offenses. Police later identified the victim as Ryan Groff of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. READ MORE: NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney Concedes To Newcomer, Edward Durr, Cites 'Red Wave'  The shooting happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday. Thomas, who is a security guard at the Christmas Village exhibit, “became involved in a disturbance with” Groff, the department said in a release. Police said Groff tried to enter an area of the attraction that was prohibited. Police said Thomas went to his Jeep and grabbed a duffle bag. He then pulled a gun out of the bag and shot the victim multiple times. READ MORE: President Joe Biden Set To Attend Memorial Service For Former Delaware Gov. Ruth Ann MinnerInvestigators said Groff was shot in the head, neck, and stomach in the busy area, which is near City Hall and crowded streets. The victim died at Jefferson...
    SANTA MONICA — A Southern California supermarket security guard stabbed a man who entered the store without a mask, assaulted a staff member and fought with the guard, police said. The Santa Monica Police Department said the incident occurred late Monday night at a Vons market and as of early Tuesday the investigation was continuing and no one had been arrested. The alleged assailant was taken to a hospital where he was listed as stable and refused to identify himself or make any statements about the incident, police said. Related Articles 3 LAPD employees face firing after refusing COVID-19 vaccines or testing, while thousands of others agree to plan San Francisco cop placed on leave for missing vaccination deadline dies of Covid-19 College football: Cal’s home game vs. USC postponed because of additional COVID-19 cases Santa Clara County jails see biggest COVID-19 surge since January Gov. Newsom says he bagged Scotland trip to trick or treat with kids A police statement said it was the security guard who called...
    An Astroworld security guard bailed on the night of the concert because training lacked and the venue was 'severely understaffed' for the 50,000-strong crowd - an alarm for the deadly crush that would later ensue, where eight were trampled to death and hundreds more were left hospitalized. Darius Williams was hired just days before the fatal two-day festival, headlined by Travis Scott, under 'pretty vague' conditions and said he finished his training at 11 p.m. the night before the Friday event. When he showed up to work the next morning, he 'just knew that we were definitely understaffed in every sense of the word,' Williams told TMZ.  'There was probably one security guard - from what I saw - for every 500 to 1,000,' he predicted. 'So I knew immediately if two people decided to rush the gate it was over with.' TMZ Privacy Policy Astroworld security guard Darius Williams was hired just days before the fatal two-day festival under 'pretty vague' conditions. When he showed up for work the next morning he was being put in 'security-type roles,...
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. -- A man is hospitalized Monday night after what witnesses said was a dispute over the victim not wearing a mask at a Vons in Santa Monica.According to witnesses, a security guard confronted the victim over his refusal to wear a mask inside a Vons supermarket on Monday night and anargument quickly escalated."There was a tussle'' between the security guard and the victim, witness Andre Berryman told ABC7, and ultimately the security guard pulled a out a knife and stabbed the victim, according to Berryman.The man was taken to a hospital in an unknown condition.A mask mandate for Los Angeles went into effect on Monday and Los Angeles County has a mask mandate in place in indoor settings.
    A 54-year-old Idaho woman allegedly stole from the dead body of a hero mall security guard moments after she was slain while trying to protect shoppers from an unhinged gunman. Navy veteran Jo Acker, 26, a transgender woman, was killed October 25 after confronting a gun-toting man at the Boise Towne Square Shopping Mall in what her family described as her final act of heroism. Police said Acker was victimized a second time after a mall shopper pilfered items from her body during the ensuing frenzy. Mary Alyce Scarbrough, 54, was charged with misdemeanor theft after stealing rings, a gun belt, and other items from Acker, according to a criminal complaint obtained by the Idaho Statesman. A prosecutor said the items were stolen as police were actively responding to a shooting that killed two people and injured four others, the outlet reported. Mary Alyce Scarbrough (left) is accused from stealing the personal belongings of Joe Acker (right) after she was killed during a shooting at a Boise shopping mall Acker, a security guard and military veteran, was among two people...