18-year-old woman charged with murder in deadly Candler shooting


Alexus Buckner has been charged with murder in a deadly Candler shooting. (Buncombe Co. detention center)

UPDATE: The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office has charged Alexus Marie Buckner, 18, of Candler with First-Degree Murder in the death of Joshua Silvers. Buckner was charged Monday night and is in custody at the Buncombe County Detention Facility. She has been given no bond amount.

The investigation remains active.

CANDLER, N.C. (WSPA) – Deputies are investigating a homicide which happened early Monday morning in the Candler community of Buncombe County.

The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office has opened a homicide investigation into a shooting death that took place on Davis Drive in Candler shortly after midnight on July 26. Joshua Silvers, 27, was shot and killed outside the residence, deputies said.

The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office Major Case Division, with the assistance of other CID Divisions, has identified multiple persons of interest. This continues to be an active homicide investigation.

We’ll continue to to update this story as we learn more.

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