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$55,000 reward offered for 'extremely violent' Metro-Vancouver murder suspect

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DH Vancouver Staff Apr 03, 2019 11:58 am 802

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of 27-year-old murder suspect Brandon Nathan Teixeira.

Teixeira, 27, is wanted in connection with the murder of a Surrey man.

He was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of 28-year-old Nicholas Khabra. The incident took place on October 23, 2017, in Surrey. The previous reward for Teixeira was set at $5,000.

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He remains at large and is believed to be somewhere in the Lower Mainland. Investigators learned that Teixeira has associates in Edmonton and Calgary and urge residents there to also be on the lookout for him. Police say he is “extremely violent” and is considered armed and dangerous.

Teixeira is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • 178 cm (5’10)
  • 73 kg (161 LB)
  • Brown hair
  • Snake tattoo on the left side of his chest
  • Sleeve tattoo on left arm

In September 2018, police released video footage of Teixeira at a liquor store.

“IHIT will be stepping up its efforts to locate Brandon Teixeira and is partnering with Crime Stoppers and the Bolo Program, which will be launching an amplification campaign through new technology and communication channels that will hopefully lead to Brandon Teixeira’s arrest,” said IHIT, in a release.

The Bolo Program is a Canadian Public Safety innovation project that has partnered with several law enforcement agencies. Its mission is to “encourage citizens to be on the lookout for Canada’s most wanted so they can help keep communities safe by submitting tips to assist the police to arrest these suspects.”

In a statement, Superintendent Donna Richardson, Officer-in-Charge of IHIT, urged  Teixeira to turn himself in.

“Let me be clear. We are not looking for witnesses or for people to testify in court. This matter is ready to go to trial. We are only looking for Brandon Teixeira so we can hold him to account for his first-degree murder charge,” she said.

“To the friends and associates of Brandon Teixeira, I remind you that helping him to evade lawful custody is a serious criminal offence. To Brandon Teixeira, there is nowhere to go and we will find you sooner or later. Do the right thing. Contact your lawyer and turn yourself in.”

To be eligible for the reward, information can be reported to 911, the IHIT information line or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- TIPS (8477) or www.solvecrime.ca. This reward is available for an initial period of six months. Those with information are urged to call immediately.

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