AUSTIN, Texas (KXAN) — An 18-year-old is in custody, charged with firing shots at the University of Texas at Austin’s Sigma Chi house injuring a security guard early Sunday morning.
According to an arrest affidavit, Daniel Magee, was partying at the Sigma Chi fraternity house when a witness said he had to be removed by the security guard because he was “causing problems.” The on-site security guard, a 44-year-old who works for Specialized Worldwide Protection, asked Magee to leave but he became upset and had to be physically removed by the guard, continued in the affidavit.
Police say when Magee got to the front gate of the fraternity house, he said he was going to come back to the party “with an AK-47 rifle to shoot up the place.” Approximately 45 minutes later, around 3 a.m., authorities say Magee came back with two other men. Witnesses told police they saw one of the men pull out a gun and fired one shot in the direction of the security guard, hitting him in the foot. Security footage showed three men in the area at the time of the shooting.
Prior to the shooting, Magee asked about joining the fraternity and gave the group his number and name, which helped police track him down. A search of UT’s directory does not show Magee as a registered student.
Magee was arrested early Monday morning and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.