Kevin Prasad, a former employee at San Francisco International Airport (SFO), has been convicted of first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Mark Mangaccat. The incident occurred in April 2018 when Prasad followed Mangaccat and his girlfriend home from SFO. Prosecutors stated that Prasad’s romantic advances towards Mangaccat’s girlfriend were repeatedly rejected, leading to the shooting.
A jury found Prasad guilty on all counts, including first-degree murder, firing into an occupied vehicle, and lying in wait. Prosecutors described the act of lying in wait as an ambush, emphasizing Prasad’s intention to harm Mangaccat due to his desire to prevent the woman from leaving and moving away.
Prasad, who worked as a security guard for Covenant Aviation Security at SFO, fired multiple shots into the vehicle, resulting in Mangaccat’s death. Mangaccat’s girlfriend, whose name was not publicly released, was unharmed. Donovan Matthew Rivera, a resident of Hayward, was accused of acting as the getaway driver for Prasad.
Prasad and Rivera were arrested at Rivera’s home in Hayward on April 26, 2018. Both men were charged with murder. The conviction took several years due to factors such as the COVID-19 pandemic and changes in legal representation.
Kevin Prasad is scheduled to appear in court for sentencing on November 17. San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe intends to seek a life sentence for Prasad.