Authorities charged an Egg Harbor Township man with aggravated manslaughter and several weapons offenses in connection with the death of an Egg Harbor Township man found inside an Atlantic Gardens mobile home park residence yesterday afternoon, Atlantic County Prosecutor Ted Housel stated.
It is alleged that Harry Shuman, 47, of the mobile home park, fatally shot Ralph Tozer Jr., 27, of 503 Johns Drive in the trailer park. Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit detectives arrested him and he was transported to the Atlantic County Justice Facility in lieu of $300,000 full cash bail.
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Thursday members of the Egg Harbor Township Police Department responded to the trailer park located at 6656 Black Horse Pike for a report from the night before of a missing male. Upon arrival, police discovered Tozer lying dead in a room in a 303 Johns Drive residence Tozer was pronounced dead at the scene. Autopsy results will be released later today, Prosecutor Housel said.
Aggravated manslaughter, a first-degree crime, carries a maximum prison sentence of 30 years and $200,000 in fines.