‘Extremely violent’ B.C. fugitive Brandon Teixeira may be in Alberta; reward issued

WATCH ABOVE: Police are warning the public that one of Canada's most wanted people may be in Alberta and that they consider him to be armed and dangerous. Kim Smith has the details.

One of western Canada’s most wanted criminals may be hiding out in Alberta, RCMP said Tuesday afternoon.

Brandon Teixeira is charged with first-degree murder in the October 2017 death of 28-year-old Nicholas Khabra in the Vancouver suburb of Surrey, British Columbia.

Teixeira, 27, is believed to be armed and dangerous, and police have described him as an extremely violent man who poses a danger to the safety of the community.

Police say Teixeira has associates throughout Alberta and may be hiding somewhere in the province.

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On Wednesday afternoon, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) from the Lower Mainland of B.C. was in Edmonton to announce a combined financial reward of $55,000 for information that leads to his arrest.

RCMP said the reward will only be available for six months.

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“We know that Brandon Teixeira has associates throughout Alberta and he may have made his way out here from B.C.,” IHIT Cpl. Frank Jang said. “Brandon Teixeira poses a significant risk to the safety of whatever community he is in and we need all Albertans to be on the lookout for him. If you see him, do not approach him but call 911 immediately.”

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

New photos of Brandon Teixeira have now been released by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

New photos of Brandon Teixeira have now been released by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team.

Homicide Team handout

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Police have previously said they are not seeking more witnesses or evidence. They are strictly looking to arrest Teixeira as the case is ready to go to trial.

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On Monday, a safety advisory sent to drivers with popular delivery service Skip The Dishes suggested Teixeira may be evading police by using online food delivery services.

“The RCMP also believe that the individual may order from food delivery services, including in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley areas of British Columbia and in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, and Grimshaw areas of Alberta,” reads the bulletin.

“Be advised that Teixeira may place an order under another name.”

The notice also includes a link to a Bolo Program website with Teixeira’s photo and details about his case, tells drivers not to approach him and advises them to report any contact to 911 or the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT).

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The wanted criminal is not to be confused with the Brandon Teixeira, who is running for the Alberta Liberal party in riding of Edmonton-North West.

— With files from Simon Little and Jon Azpiri, Global News

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