Posted on March 18, 2022

3 Suspects Charged With Murder in Shooting Death of Security Guard Kevin Nishita

KTVU, March 17, 2022

Three men were charged with murder in the shooting death of Kevin Nishita, a security guard who was killed last November.

Prosecutors from the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charged Shadihia Mitchell, Hershel Kiante Hale, and Laron Gilbert with murder, attempted robbery, and assault. All three suspects have prior offenses of varying degrees. They collectively include a shooting, assault of a peace officer or firefighter, firearms possession and burglary of a vehicle.

Oakland Police Chief LeRonne L. Armstrong said Gilbert remains at large.

He was arrested on unrelated parole violation a few months ago, but was released. {snip}

Prosecutors said Mitchell is the alleged gunman who opened fire on Nishita as he was guarding a KRON 4 reporter in downtown Oakland on Nov. 24.


Police officials said they believe all three suspects are tied to a San Francisco gang.