Ex-white supremacist gang member killed by cellmate ID'd, ME says

Shandrick Buckley accused of killing former Aryan Brotherhood member

Courtesy: Bexar County Jail


SAN ANTONIO – The ex-white supremacist gang member who BCSO said was killed by his cellmate Thursday has been identified by the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office as Alexander Wise.

On Thursday, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar said Wise was found dead by a detention deputy in a cell Wise shared with Shandrick Van Anthony Buckley after blood was spotted flowing under the door of their cell.

Courtesy: Bexar County Jail

Buckley, who was being held in the Bexar County Jail on a murder charge, now faces a new capital murder-incarcerated charge, according to jail records.

His bail has been set at $1.5 million.

Courtesy: Bexar County Jail


A man who was being held at the Bexar County Jail on a murder charge is now accused of killing his cellmate, an ex-white supremacist gang member, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar referred to the accused man, identified as Shandrick Van Anthony Buckley, as a "very violent individual."

Around 1:28 p.m. Thursday, Salazar said a detention deputy noticed blood flowing under the door of a cell. 

The deputy looked inside the cell and found Buckley inside with Wise on his bed, appearing to be asleep. When the deputy entered the cell, they found Wise unresponsive on the floor with several facial and head injuries, Salazar said.

After taking Buckley into custody, Salazar said deputies began performing lifesaving measures on Wise but they were unsuccessful.

Salazar said Buckley had been involved in another incident when he assaulted a deputy, a 22-year veteran of the Bexar County Sheriff's Office, without warning Tuesday afternoon.

Salazar said Wise, 29, was facing charges of theft, possession of a controlled substance, fraudulent use of identification and credit card abuse. 

Salazar said Wise is also a former member of the Aryan Brotherhood. 

Despite Buckley being an African American man and Wise having a history of being in a white supremacist gang, Salazar said they did not consider them to be incapable of being housed in a cell together.

Buckley and Wise were housed together in part because both have been involved in recent violent incidents at the jail, Salazar said.

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According to KSAT.com records, Buckley was arrested in September 2017 on suspicion of killing another man by repeatedly stomping on the man's head.

Online records show Buckley is still awaiting trial in the murder case.

Salazar said at the very least, Buckley is facing a new murder charge but it could be upgraded to capital murder. He also faces a charge of assault on a public servant causing bodily injury for Tuesday's incident.

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Emmy-award winning reporter Dillon Collier joined the KSAT 12 Defenders in 2016. Dillon's investigative stories air weeknights on the Nightbeat. He provides restaurant health reports for KSAT's "Behind the Kitchen Door." Dillon is a two-time Houston Press Club Journalist of the Year and a Texas Associated Press Broadcasters Reporter of the Year.