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Man charged with manslaughter after road rage incident

How an argument turned deadly.
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Posted at 1:12 PM, Oct 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-19 13:16:44-04

GLEN BURNIE — On September 18, around 6:25 p.m., the Anne Arundel County Police and Fire Departments responded to the intersection of Oak Manor Drive and Woodhill Drive in Glen Burnie, Maryland for the report of an assault. A witness reported they saw a man get out of a vehicle and punch another man in the face. The blow to the head knocked the victim to the ground where the victim struck his head again. The victim, identified as Karl Richard Shurger, a fifty-nine year old from the Glen Burnie was transported to the hospital. The suspect had fled the scene prior to officials arrival.

On September 27, the victim Karl Shurger, was pronounced deceased at the hospital. On September 29, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner began an autopsy on the victim to determine the exact manner and cause of death. Homicide detectives interviewed several witnesses and reviewed digital evidence.

On October 2, detectives interviewed Tiwand Nathaniel McClary Jr., a twenty-five year old male suspect. Mr. McClary stated he had gotten into a verbal altercation inside of a convenience store with the victim, Karl Shurger. Mcclary admitted he followed the victim in a vehicle, and started another verbal altercation. During that altercation McClary, admitted to punching Shurger in the head where he collapsed to the ground. McClary reentered the vehicle and left the area. Witness and digital evidence supported this altercation and assault.

On Friday, October 18, the autopsy results ruled Mr. Shurger’s cause of death as a blunt force head injury with associated complications and the manner being homicide. Detectives arrested and charged Tiwand McClary Jr. with Manslaughter and Second Degree Assault.

The Anne Arundel County Police are urging anyone with additional information to come forward by calling the Anne Arundel County Homicide Unit at 410-222-4731. Anonymous tips can be made to the Anne Arundel County Police Tip Line 410-222-4700 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP or Download P3Tips APP.