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RCMP in B.C. announce $55,000 reward in search for accused killer

Brandon Teixeira is shown in an Integrated Homicide Investigation Team handout photo. Police in British Columbia are preparing to announce a new strategy in the search for a wanted man.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Integrated Homicide Investigation Team
April 03, 2019 - 4:30 PM

SURREY, B.C. - Police in British Columbia have announced a $55,000 reward in the search for a wanted man.

Brandon Teixeira was 27 years old when he was charged with first-degree murder almost seven months ago and he remains on the run.

He is accused of the Oct. 23, 2017, shooting death of Surrey resident Nicholas Khabra.

The RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team along with Crime Stoppers and the Bolo Program announced the reward Wednesday for information that will lead to the arrest of Teixeira.

Last September, police thought Teixeira was likely still in the Metro Vancouver area, but also said he could have travelled to Edmonton or Calgary because he has associates in those cities.

Integrated Homicide Investigation Team Supt. Donna Richardson said the reward will be available for six months.

"He has managed to evade police so far but we are working hard to bring that to an immediate end."

Speaking directly to Teixeira during a news conference, Richardson told him there was nowhere to go and police will find him.

"So please do the right thing, contact your lawyer and turn yourself in," Richardson said.

Teixeira is described as extremely violent, with several distinctive tattoos, including a sleeve tattoo on his left arm.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2019
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