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REAL SCOOP: Fugitive charged with murder finally caught

Vancouver Sun logo Vancouver Sun 2019-12-03 Kim Bolan
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(Provided by Global News)

A B.C. man wanted in a 2017 Surrey murder has been arrested in California. 

Brandon Nathan Teixeira, who is charged in the October 2017 murder of Nicholas Khabra, was picked up Sunday at a residence in Oroville, 105 kilometres north of Sacramento.

Sgt. Frank Jang, of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, said Teixeira tried to evade police during the arrest.

“I can tell you he did not go quietly. He was making attempts to evade police,” Jang said.

a man holding a sign posing for the camera: IHIT Supt. Donna Richardson at news conference in April 2019 announcing a reward of $55,000 for information leading to the arrest of Brandon Teixeira. © Jason Payne IHIT Supt. Donna Richardson at news conference in April 2019 announcing a reward of $55,000 for information leading to the arrest of Brandon Teixeira. “It was a very dynamic situation.”

Teixeira, 28, will be extradited to Canada, he said.

Jang thanked the U.S. law enforcement agencies who left their holiday plans to aid their Canadian counterparts.

“We called on these law enforcement agencies in California, we called them out of their Thanksgiving plans to assist in capturing a known fugitive, a dangerous person who has been charged with first-degree murder,” he said.

Jang said a series of tips led to the break in the case, which had received assistance and a $55,000 reward offer from both Crimestoppers and the Be On the Lookout — or BOLO — program.

a man looking at the camera: Brandon Nathan Teixeira. IHIT HANDOUT PHOTO / PNG FILES © Provided by Vancouver Sun Brandon Nathan Teixeira. IHIT HANDOUT PHOTO / PNG FILES

“His capture ends an international manhunt in which IHIT and the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit British Columbia worked together to locate Mr. Teixeira,” Jang said.

Jang couldn’t say if the reward offered will be paid out. And he said more details will be released about the arrest by the Butte County Sheriff’s office.

CFSEU acting Chief Officer Paul Dadwal said  Teixeira’s arrest sends a message to criminals on the run “that we will relentlessly pursue you until you face justice.”

Khabra was gunned down on Oct. 23, 2017 outside a residence in the 14300-block of Crescent Road. He later died in hospital.

Teixera was charged in September

Teixeira has a criminal record that includes a 2016 conviction for possession of drugs for the purpose of trafficking. He also has outstanding charges from 2016 for aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

Khabra also had a criminal history.

In 2011, he was arrested by the gang task force and charged with a number of firearms offences. Within days, those charges were withdrawn.

Two years earlier in 2009, he was handed a six-month conditional sentence for dangerous driving causing bodily harm.

In a related civil suit, Khabra was ordered in 2011 to pay the person he struck $205,000, according to records of the case obtained by Postmedia.

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