Man charged in shooting death of 18-year-old missing Calvert County woman

Phil Davis
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A 25-year-old man faces murder charges for killing an 18-year-old Calvert County woman and shooting another man last month in Brooklyn, police said.

Liam Cameron Penn, of Woodstock, faces murder and attempted murder charges. Anne Arundel County police wrote in court documents that he shot Danielle Gunson, 18, of Owings, and Terence Caruso on Sept. 27.

In a release, county police said that Penn was driving Caruso and Gunson in the early morning hours of the day of the alleged murder.

“The investigation further revealed that Penn pulled off the roadway in the area of Saint Stephens Church Road and Johns Hopkins Road in Crownsville, Maryland, and shot Terence Caruso and Danielle Gunson,” police wrote. The area is near St. Stephens Episcopal Church.

Gunson died from her injuries and was found in Brooklyn. Her body was found in the area of the 100 block of Riverside Road.

Police wrote that Gunson’s body was taken there “in an apparent attempt to conceal the crime from law enforcement.”

Caruso was hospitalized with serious injuries after police found him on Johns Hopkins Road in Crofton the same day.

According to charging documents, police “learned that both Danielle Gunson and Terence Caruso were together up until Thursday, Sept 27.” Gunson had been reported missing to Anne Arundel County police the day of her alleged killing.

Gunson’s family did not return calls for comment Tuesday.

Charging documents reveal little about Penn’s motive or method, only saying that police developed him as a suspect “based upon the recovery of forensic evidence, digital evidence and witness statements.”

Penn is serving three years of supervised probation after he pleaded guilty to drug distribution in December, court records show.

No attorney is listed as representing Penn in court records.

A spokeswoman for the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney’s Office declined to comment, citing the ongoing nature of the case.

Penn’s bail review is scheduled for Wednesday at 1:30 p.m.

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