CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. -- An 18-year-old man charged with criminal homicide in the Aug. 6 shooting death of a Chambersburg man has had his preliminary hearing delayed for a month, Franklin County Assistant District Attorney Angela Krom said Tuesday.
V'Cetres Buckner, of 207 Larch Ave., was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Central Court. Krom said the continuance was granted at the request of his defense attorney.
Buckner was charged Aug. 17 with criminal homicide and robbery in the death of Timothy A. Short, 42, of Hood Street, who was found behind 10 Hemlock Circle on the morning of Aug. 6. Short died of a gunshot wound to the face.
Buckner also was charged with theft, receiving stolen property and criminal conspiracy for allegedly stealing the handgun used in the shooting, according to the criminal complaint filed by the Chambersburg Police Department. The gun was stolen from a borough man's vehicle two days before Short was killed, police said.