Accused killer in 2017 Surrey murder caught in California

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A B.C. man needed in a 2017 Surrey homicide has been arrested in California.


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

Sgt. Frank Jang, of the Built-in Murder Investigation Crew, mentioned Teixeira tried to evade police in the course of the arrest.

“I can let you know he didn’t go quietly. He was making makes an attempt to evade police,” Jang mentioned.


“It was a really dynamic state of affairs.”

Teixeira, 28, shall be extradited to Canada, he mentioned.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) released more details of the arrest later Monday, saying the U.S. Marshal’s Workplace contacted them Nov. 29 about Teixeira presumably being within the space.


“BCSO personnel carried out an investigation and decided Teixeira had been residing at a residence within the 100-block of Weedy Means, Oroville,” the information launch mentioned. “On November 30, BCSO obtained a search warrant for the residence on Weedy Means. BCSO personnel carried out on-going surveillance.”

Backed by three SWAT groups, detectives from the sheriff’s workplace and the U.S. Marshals went to execute the search Sunday.
“Teixeira and a male, later recognized as Jeff Guerrier, age 30 of New York, exited the residence after a number of minutes. Teixeira didn’t adjust to BCSO orders and acquired right into a car on the property. In an try to flee, Teixeira rammed a BCSO armored car together with his car.”

Teixeira then tried to drive off, however the BCSO used a second armored car to disable his car.


“Teixeira exited his car and didn’t comply with BCSO instructions. BCSO used a Okay-9 to take Teixeira into custody. After acquiring a medical clearance at a neighborhood hospital, U.S. Marshals took custody of Teixeira, and are holding him in federal custody pending extradition proceedings.”

Whereas executing the search warrant, the sheriff’s workplace personnel “situated roughly 26 kilos of heroin, over 1,000 OxyContin and Percocet drugs, and an estimated 40 kilos of marijuana.”

Guerrier was later booked for on costs of harboring and concealing a needed felon, possession of heroin on the market, and possession of marijuana on the market.


Jang thanked the U.S. legislation enforcement companies who left their vacation plans to assist their Canadian counterparts.

“We referred to as on these legislation enforcement companies in California, we referred to as them out of their Thanksgiving plans to help in capturing a recognized fugitive, a harmful one that has been charged with first-degree homicide,” he mentioned.

Jang mentioned a sequence of ideas led to the break within the case, which had obtained help and a $55,000 reward supply from each Crimestoppers and the Be On the Lookout — or BOLO — program.


Brandon Nathan Teixeira.

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“His seize ends a world manhunt wherein IHIT and the Mixed Forces Particular Enforcement Unit British Columbia labored collectively to find Mr. Teixeira,” Jang mentioned.

Jang couldn’t say if the reward supplied shall be paid out. And he mentioned extra particulars shall be launched concerning the arrest by the Butte County Sheriff’s workplace.

CFSEU performing Chief Officer Paul Dadwal mentioned Teixeira’s arrest sends a message to criminals on the run “that we’ll relentlessly pursue you till you face justice.”


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

Teixera was charged in September

Teixeira has a prison file that features a 2016 conviction for possession of medicine for the aim of trafficking. He additionally has excellent costs from 2016 for aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and uttering threats.


Khabra additionally had a prison historical past.

In 2011, he was arrested by the gang process pressure and charged with numerous firearms offences. Inside days, these costs had been withdrawn.

Two years earlier in 2009, he was handed a six-month conditional sentence for harmful driving inflicting bodily hurt.


In a associated civil go well with, Khabra was ordered in 2011 to pay the individual he struck $205,000, in accordance with data of the case obtained by Postmedia.


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