Reward offered for information leading to arrest of Brandon Teixeira, alleged killer of Nicholas Khabra

 

Brandon Nathan Teixeira

CRIME Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information that leads to the arrest of Brandon Nathan Teixeira, 27, who is wanted for the October 2017 murder of Nicholas Khabra in Surrey.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) announced on Wednesday that it is seeking public assistance to locate and arrest Teixeira and is working closely with its partners to track him down. Teixeira is believed to be extremely violent and is considered armed and dangerous.

Tipsters remain anonymous and are urged to contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or on the website www.solvecrime.ca

Brandon Teixeira

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.

On September 6, Teixeira was charged with first-degree murder and a warrant was subsequently issued for his arrest.  He remains at large and is believed to be somewhere in the Lower Mainland of B.C.

Investigators announced on September 14 that they had learned that Teixeira has associates in Edmonton and Calgary and urged residents there to also be on the lookout for him. They also released more photos of him.

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.

“IHIT will continue its search for Brandon Teixeira until he is in police custody,” said IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang.  “We believe the reward offered by Crime Stoppers will provide an extra incentive to those with intimate knowledge of Mr. Teixeira’s current whereabouts to come forward.”

 

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