BC fugitive Brandon Teixeira has been extradited back to Canada

Apr 25 2020, 9:44 am

A BC man charged with first-degree murder was extradited back to Canada from California on Friday.

Brandon Teixeira was the subject of a manhunt for more than a year in relation to the 2017 murder of Nicholas Khabra in Surrey and was arrested in California last December, according to the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)

Teixeira faces several criminal charges including first-degree murder and will make his next appearance in B.C. Provincial Court at a later date.

The extradition of Teixeira back to Canada ends a long journey for many investigators,” said IHIT Sgt. Frank Jang in a release.

“The CFSEU-BC’s support of IHIT in the pursuit of Teixeira has been continuous and unwavering since he fled on September 5, 2018,” said Jang. “IHIT is grateful to the CFSEU-BC and its other partners for their contributions to this investigation.”

During his arrest on December 1, Teixeira allegedly tried to escape by ramming an armoured police vehicle with his car and driving away, according to a news release from the Butte County Sherrif’s Office.

A second armoured police vehicle took out Teixeira’s car, and then he tried to escape on foot but a police dog helped capture him.

Multiple police forces worked to bring Teixeira into custody, including BC officers, US Marshalls, and SWAT teams from Butte County, the Chico Police Department, and Tehama County.