THE Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) on Thursday announced that it is seeking public assistance to locate and arrest 27-year-old Brandon Nathan Teixeira for the shooting death of Nicholas Khabra, 28, on October 23, 2017, in Surrey.
Teixeira was charged on Thursday with first-degree murder in Khabra’s death. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
Teixeira is described as white, 178 cm (5’10), 73 kg (161 lb), brown eyes, brown hair, with a snake tattoo on left side of chest, and a sleeve tattoo on left arm.
“Brandon Teixeira is believed to be extremely violent and poses a significant risk to public safety,” said IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang. “If you see him, please do not approach him but call 911 immediately.”
On October 23, 2017, at 2:10 a.m., Surrey RCMP received a report of shots fired from the 14300-block of Crescent Road. When police arrived, a male victim was located suffering from gunshot wounds and was transported by the British Columbia Ambulance Service (BCAS) to hospital where he later died.
A female victim was wounded in the shooting. IHIT Cpl. Meghan Foster said at the time that Khabra and the female victim were known to each other and were together at the time of the shooting. She added: “The investigation to date leads police to believe that Mr. Khabra’s homicide was a targeted act.”
Just after the initial report to police, a second report to police was made from a female victim who said that she too had been shot. Police located the victim a short distance away on Highway 99 at exit 10. She was also transported by BCAS to hospital for treatment.
Shortly after the homicide occurred, a vehicle was recovered in Langley after it was deliberately set on fire.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at [email protected]
Should you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).