In ongoing efforts to locate and arrest one of Canada’s most wanted, a financial reward for information about the whereabouts of a murder suspect has been substantially boosted.
Today (April 3), the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) announced that 27-year-old Brandon Nathan Teixeira, who is wanted in connection with a 2017 homicide in Surrey, remains at large.
IHIT is teaming up with Crime Stoppers and the Bolo Program, a public-safety project that partners with law-enforcement agencies to raise awareness about Canada’s most wanted.
Crime Stoppers and the Bolo Program are now offering a combined financial reward of $55,000 for information that will lead to the arrest of Teixeira. The reward will be available for six months.
In the early morning of October 23, 2017, shots were fired in the 14300 block of Crescent Road in Surrey.
Officers arrived to find 28-year-old Nicholas Khabra suffering from gunshot wounds, and he later died in hospital.
A female victim was also located not far away and was taken to hospital.
Both Khabra and the female victim, who had been together at the time of the shooting, were known to Teixeira.
On September 6, 2018, Teixeira was charged with first-degree murder related to Khabra’s death and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
After two previous calls for public assistance in locating Teixeira, Crime Stoppers began offering a $5,000 reward on September 27, 2018, for information that would lead to Teixeira’s arrest.
Teixeira is described as a white male who is 178 centimetres (five-feet, 10-inches) tall and weighs 73 kilograms (161 pounds) with brown eyes and brown hair. He has a snake tattoo on the left side of his chest and a sleeve tattoo on his left arm.
Police are warning individuals not to apprehend Teixeira themselves as he is believed to be ”extremely violent and poses a significant risk to public safety”. Anyone who sees him is asked not to approach him but is asked to call 911 immediately.
IHIT officer-in-charge Supt. Donna Richardson issued a reminder in a news release that anyone “helping him to evade lawful custody is a serious criminal offence”.
Information can be reported to 911, IHIT at 1-877-551-4448, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.