B.C. Mounties launch new strategy, $55K reward in search for accused murderer

Brandon Teixeira is wanted for first-degree murder in a 2017 double-shooting in South Surrey

Homicide investigators have launched a new campaign in the continued manhunt for Brandon Nathan Teixeira, wanted for first-degree murder in a 2017 double-shooting in South Surrey that left one man dead.

A $55,000 reward was announced Wednesday for anyone who provides information that leads to Teixeira’s arrest. The funds are offered through a non-profit organization called the Bolo Program. BOLO is a police term that stands for “be on the lookout.”

“We are not looking for witnesses or for people to testify in court. This matter is ready to go to trial,” Supt. Donna Richardson told reporters at BC RCMP Headquarters in Surrey.

“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.”

In the early morning of Oct. 23, 2017, Surrey RCMP responded to reports of gunfire in the 14300-block of Crescent Road, on 36A Avenue, just south of the one-way bridge over the Nicomekl River.

There, 28-year-old Nicholas Khabra was found by officers suffering from gunshot wounds. He later died.

Soon after the initial report, police received a call from a woman who said she had also been shot. The second victim was found at Exit 10 of Highway 99, off King George Boulevard, and was taken to hospital, where she was treated for injuries and expected to recover.

At the time of the shooting, the woman – who was not publicly identified – was said by police to be known to Khabra, and that they believed she was with him when the shooting occurred.

Since the incident, Teixeira has been at large. He was last seen buying liquor in Langley at 8:30 p.m., Sept. 5, 2018 – the same evening that police flooded the 2700-block of Country Woods Drive in South Surrey in what was later confirmed as an attempt to make an arrest in connection with the investigation.

It is believed Teixeira – who IHIT officials noted Wednesday is one of Canada’s most wanted – could now be in Alberta.

Homicide investigators have previously described Teixeira as “extremely violent” and say he poses a “significant” risk to public safety.

READ MORE: IHIT seeks ‘extremely violent’ man in connection with 2017 Crescent Road murder

READ MORE: Police ask Alberta residents to keep eye out for South Surrey murder suspect

The Bolo program involves social media, advertisements and poster campaigns to boost public awareness about Canada’s most wanted.

In January, the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit announced a partnership with the organization in their latest efforts to find Conor D’Monte, a UN gangster wanted for the murder of another well-known gangster, Kevin LeClair, a member of the Red Scorpions. Police believe D’Monte left Canada in 2011, and has been on the run since.

READ MORE: Police offer $100,000 reward to find gangster wanted in 2009 B.C. strip mall shooting

Teixeira is described as Caucasian, five-foot-10 and weighing 161 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes, a snake tattoo on the left side of his chest and a sleeve tattoo on his left arm.

Anyone who sees him should not approach him, but call 911 instead.


@ashwadhwani
ashley.wadhwani@bpdigital.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Wildfire burning near Taylor Flats in the Alberni Valley

Fire is located close to Highway 4 near Sproat Lake

Port Alberni youth breaks neck in riverbank accident

Fundraiser has been set up for youth and his family

Port Alberni’s high school gets a rainbow crosswalk for Pride Day

Students and staff at Alberni District Secondary School celebrated the official opening… Continue reading

Port Alberni man dies in ATV accident

A Port Alberni man has died following an all-terrain vehicle accident near… Continue reading

City of Port Alberni imposing water restrictions

Stage 1 restrictions go into effect June 17

10 facts about Father’s Day

Did you know that the special day for dads was first celebrated in 1910?

B.C. VIEWS: When farmland protection doesn’t protect farmers

Secondary residences aren’t mansions, families tell Lana Popham

Bombers down B.C. Lions 33-23 in season opener

Former Lion Andrew Harris leads Winnipeg with 148 rushing yards

Northern B.C. family remembers murdered Indigenous woman with memorial walk

Still no closure for Ramona Wilson’s family 25 years later

Monkey spotted on late-night jaunt in Campbell River

Conservation officers also apparently looking for cougar in the area

B.C. university to offer mentorship program for former youth in care

Students using the provincial tuition waiver program will soon be able to form a community at KPU

Cyclists competing in one of the toughest bike races on the planet pass through Fernie

Divide riders looking strong as they finish first leg of 4160 km race

You might not know these B.C. records are public

Hired a lawyer to file a civil claim? Those are published online

B.C. bus driver loses case to get job back after texting while driving full bus

An arbitator ruled that Tim Wesman’s phone usage was a “a reckless disregard for public safety”

Most Read