Police: UNF student fired gun after argument starts over girlfriend 'arcing' Taser gun in dorm

A University of North Florida student is facing multiple felony charges after shooting a gun into the ceiling of a dorm on campus.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- An 18-year-old University of North Florida student was arrested early Friday morning after police say he fired a gun in his dorm room during an argument. 

Police say the incident happened on the third floor of the V building of Osprey Cove sometime around midnight. 

Cameron James Daniel faces three felony charges, including aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, shooting or throwing deadly missiles into a dwelling, and unlawful discharging a weapon on school property, according to his arrest affidavit.

Several students flagged down an officer on campus shortly after midnight Friday in the 11800 block of UNF Drive, stating that a gun had been fired in a building, the arrest report said.

Police learned the suspect, Daniel, and his girlfriend arrived at a dorm in the Osprey Cove building and the suspect's girlfriend pulled out a Taser gun and started "arcing" it several times, causing other people in the dorm to become afraid. One of the other occupants of the dorm approached Daniel and an argument ensued, prompting Daniel to pull out a gun and state "I am going to light this b---- up," according to the affidavit.

The suspect also allegedly stated, "I am going to count to seven and everyone better get the f--- out," the document said.

Police say no one was injured.

According to UPD, there are no current threats to the campus. Anyone with concerns or more information about the incident should contact police at (904) 620-2800. In addition, the UPD provides safety tips on their webpage.

School policy allows guns on campus but they are supposed to be locked away in a vehicle.  

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